Synopses & Reviews
The dresses are just lovely. Adorable!” Kate Moss
I love Their Nibss clothes because they make little girls look like little girls.” Thandie Newton
Is there any new parent who has not looked for the clothing of yesteryear to dress their newborn or toddler? This book has all the basics to create those clothing that are so sought after. I can see the patterns filling many baby shower gift needs as well as enhancing wardrobes of the many young children in our families.” - Debbie Colgrove, About.com Guide to Sewing
All patterns are charming and fashionably influenced by the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.” Apron-icity
Patterns in a more classic mode that make children look like children instead of tiny adult women. A fine array of traditional looks for toddlers and young children. Bell selected fabrics with a vintage ambiance so the designs in the book have an ageless feel that channels the 1940s and 1950s.” - Bangor Daily News
A beautiful collection of classic childrens clothes and accessories that anyone who loves to sew for little ones will adore. The styles are inspired by the classic designs of the 50s and 60s, and really are timeless.” - FabTalk
With a special little person in your life, whether your own or a grandchild, niece or nephew, this book is sure to entice you to make something mini. The styles and patterns address the idea of children dressing age appropriately, perhaps with a bit of nostalgia found with the full skirts, smocking, rickrack and other retro details.” Sewing.org
I have to say, I love it. Not only are there beautiful dresses for little and big girls alike, there are practical and cute items for boys as well (and by that I mean, clothing that you can put on your little boy that they wont argue about wearing). To top it off, there are a number of unisex items included
a little something for everyone!” Stacy Schlyer, StacySews.com
My mother and I flipped through the book together, oohing and ahhing and sighing at each beautiful design. The proprotions, the details, the styling, even the fabric choices in her examples, are all spot on. These are the clothes that will never go out of style." - CraftGossip.com Sewing Guide
Construct charming and fashionable childrens clothes with the classic designs of Fiona Bell, the founder of Their Nibs, the popular U.K.-based childrens clothing shop and label. An eclectic and unique collection of patterns and designs, Sewn with Love
showcases Fionas well-known work with retro styles and prints with a distinct influence from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Twenty-five gorgeous projects, from a boys classic shirt and playtime dungarees to a girls pretty party dress and sweet summer pajamas, are ideal for sewists eager to dive into classic sewing techniques with contemporary results. Divided into four sections (babies, playtime, parties, and bedtime), each pattern has easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography.
Start sewing with love today!
About the Author
Fiona Bell is a former junior buyer at Topman and several major international department stores, including Laura Ashley. In 2003, Fiona opened Their Nibs, a childrens shop and label with clothes, accessories, and homeware, all produced in the distinctive signature prints and vintage style. Fionas couture sewing expertise and eye for fashion have allowed her to bring her range of gorgeous clothes to online retailers and in various stores and boutiques around the world, including Mothercare, John Lewis, Harrods, Bon Marche, and Avoca. She lives in London, England.
Table of Contents
Vintage Check Shorts
Classic Print Shirt
Boys Short-Sleeve Shirt
Silk-Chiffon and Lace Dress
50s Pin-Tuck Dress and Matching Headband
Boys Pin-Tuck Shirt
Girls Summer Pajamas
Tooth Fairy Cushion