Wild Things – Funky Little Clothes to Sew is the first book by Kirsty Hartley the talented designer and business owner behind Wild Things which can only be described as one of the most innovative and fun kids clothing company around. Kirsty started Wild Things back in 2011 with the ethos “to put imagination back into beautiful every day children’s clothes”. Kirstys book takes her ethos a step further by providing the patterns and instructions to make your very own versions of her outfits for the little people in your life.
The book is split into 3 main sections:
Dresses: With over 70 pages of dressmaking including A line dresses, pinafores, sundresses, rompers, aprons and long sleeve dresses there is plenty of options for beginners as well as more experienced dressmakers. I loved the Flower Collar Dress and Bumblebee Romper, yes its a romper that looks like a bee, oh the cuteness!
Bottoms: With cute elasticated skirts, bloomers and baby knickers this section works well providing matching bottoms for the dresses and pinafores in the dresses section.
Character Outfits: For me the Character Outfits section is the most unique and fun section, fancy making a fox, owl or baby mouse dress? Or how about some bear, puppy or wolf dungarees. A red riding hood cape or a bear or lion coat? The designs are incredible and you can only imagine the excitement a child would having wearing one of these gorgeous outfits, they scream fun playtime and would be sure to fire the imagination.
A couple of things I love about Kirsty’s book:
- All the basic techniques you will need are explained up front with step by step photo instructions, applique, bias binding and inserting a zip are all covered
- Projects are graded from easy to more challenging so you can easily identify a project to meet your skills.
- The full size patterns come in a pocket and you can take them out and spread them out, you will need to trace them but I love that this book includes proper sized patterns! You can also download them if you want to print them out and a link is provided in the book
- The designs are FUN, FUN, FUN, this is a book that screams sunshine, stories and playtime! If you have a child aged 6 months to 7 years there is something for you and them!
Overall its a gorgeous book full of unique inspiring projects so if you have little ones to make for its gorgeous! Don’t take my word for it you can have a flick through the book over on Amazon
Kirsty has kindly sent me one copy of Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew to giveaway, so to be in with a chance of winning just enter using the Rafflecopter Giveaway below.
The draw closes on 6th June and I will contact the winner shortly afterwards
Ps. If you are not sure you are up to making one of Kirsty’s cute outfits yourself, head over to Wild Things shop where you can find the pre-made version all handmade here in the UK, shhh we wont tell!