Girl’s World Review

on July 13 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 273 Comments

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We’re continuing our full week of celebration for all things BOOK! Our Grand Opening offer for the Sew,Mama,Sew! Book Shop is good through July 17.

Beki from Artsy-Crafty Babe uses lots of Jennifer Paganelli’s beautiful fabrics in her gorgeous artsy-crafty babe bags. We asked her to take a look at Jennifer’s new Girl’s World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls, and Beki’s review made us love the book even more! Be sure to visit Beki at Artsy-Crafty Babe and check out the one of a kind bags and printable PDF sewing patterns in her shop. Enjoy Beki’s review and comment for your chance to WIN a copy of Girl’s World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls. We’ll choose one winner from the comments on today’s reviews. Who would you sew for from Jennifer’s new book?!

As a huge fan of Jennifer Paganelli’s fabrics. I knew that Girl’s World would be a treat, and boy, is it ever. It is absolutely gorgeous! A pure feast for the eyes. I think I may have gasped a little when I opened it for the first time. Even if you don’t sew, this book is a pleasure to look at with all the colorful patterns and cute projects.

Like most sewing books, there is a section at the front with basic sewing instructions and techniques, which seems very thorough. I like how the materials and instructions are presented for each project with a “from the sewing basket” section for those sewing essentials you should have on hand. The book is divided into three main sections: Dress Up, Accessories, and Home.

Having two girls of my own, I really wanted try out a dress for my youngest, who is very much into dresses these days. We decided on Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress. As tempted as I was to pull out my own Sis Boom fabrics, I decided to go a different route, with a little bit of Sis Boom thrown in on the sash.

I have a confession-– I’m terrible at following directions! Before making this dress I read through the instructions and materials several times, but I managed to mess up by mixing up the length and width of the skirt panels and using the wrong bias tape on the neck and arm openings.

Despite those snafu’s, I think the dress turned out great. Definitely a good design!

This dress is cute, non-fussy, and simple to make. A perfect combination, in my opinion. I even learned a thing or two while making this dress.

As you can see, the recipient loved it. The twirl factor is a bonus!

For my big girl, who decided that she wanted a dress after seeing her little sister’s, I made the Fiona Fabric Flower. Flowers on headbands are her thing right now.

I’ve made many fabric flowers, and this one was just a bit different-– the addition of tulle gave it a little something extra. It came together easily, so easy that my big girl could have done it herself. As soon as we find the perfect headband, this flower is going straight on it.

Even though this book is entitled Girl’s World, I didn’t want to leave my boy out-– with two sisters in the house he gets left out plenty enough! When I get the chance (I ran out of time), I’m going to make him a George the Puppy. He loves his stuffed animals and since we have a real live pup of the George the Puppy variety, I’m sure he’ll love it. Having looked at the pattern pieces and read the instructions, making George should be a breeze.

Overall, I loved this book. The instructions are thorough and the inspiration is endless. I think it would be a great addition to any craft library, especially if you enjoy sewing all things girly.

We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of the Sew,Mama,Sew! Book Shop this week! We have lots of opportunities to win new books, with some fun project downloads too. Order a book by 11:59 PM PDT on July 17 and we’ll send you a coupon for 15% off your next fabric and pattern order.

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273 Responses to Girl’s World Review

  1. Sandra M says:

    I guess I am way too late for this giveaway, but – I would (will) use this book for my 4 YO girl πŸ™‚

  2. Lauren says:

    Ooooh… this might be the first sewing book I buy!

  3. Erin says:

    I cant wait to try out this book!

  4. Melina says:

    Wow-this looks amazing!!! Thank you for giving us this chance!! Too cool!!! Have a Happy Sewing Summer Everyone!!! And, would sew for the girls in my family πŸ˜‰

  5. Melina says:

    Wow-this looks amazing!!! Thank you for giving us this chance!! Too cool!!! Have a Happy Sewing Summer Everyone!!!

  6. Sarah says:

    Love Jennifer PaganelliÒ€ℒs fabrics… Have some stashed away so this would be perfect. thanks

  7. Tonya says:

    What a great book!

  8. Chris says:

    I would LOVE this book. I have a young daughter (almost 4) and it is so much fun to sew for her! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  9. Tonia says:

    My daughter would absolutely love it if I made a dress for her.

  10. Edra says:

    I have two very girly girls. How fun could I have!!!

  11. knitsewreadlove says:

    I’d love to win this book! With one girly girl in the house, and another due in November, it would get a lot of use!

  12. Bethany S says:

    How fun! Would love to create everything for my girly girl!

  13. El says:

    Cute book! Thanks!

  14. jenine says:

    Oooo, This looks really cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. kelli says:

    So girly! I love it.

  16. erin says:

    Oh love it…very cute projects…

  17. Pattij says:

    Super cute ideas! Thanks for the chance. Would love to win!

  18. Julie says:

    I’ve seen lots of previews for this book and it looks so beautiful.

  19. Allie says:

    Would love to try sewing a dress for my 3 year old daughter. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  20. Hueisei says:

    I love sewing dress…This book is a perfect inspiration for me!! thanks for the chance….

  21. BA says:

    Ah! The twirl factor is always a must!

  22. nopinkhere says:

    Looks like a fun book!

  23. Perrine says:

    The book looks great!

  24. Shira says:

    love the book and the fabrics πŸ™‚

  25. Lynette says:

    Looks like a wonderful book! I would use it for my 17 month old! Love the colorful illustrations!

  26. Michelle says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! My girls would love many of the projects in this book!

  27. Nancy says:

    looks like an inspiring book! thanks for the chance to win…

  28. Hillary S. says:

    I would love to sew for my daughters from this book as well as my best friend’s daughter.

  29. Marsel says:

    This book looks fabulous!

  30. lee says:

    This looks like such a fun and useful book! thanks for the review!

  31. jenny says:

    What an awesome book!

  32. Kat says:

    I love George the Dog! Would make a great Christmas gift.

  33. Allison S. says:

    Having a new little girl means I’m on the lookout for girly patterns. Thanks for the review of this book–although, I’d like to know what sizes the patterns are for…

  34. Andra says:

    Having recently taught myself to sew (couldn’t sew a button on a shirt and decided one day I wanted to make a patchwork quilt) and after getting married on 12th July I need something to keep me occupied now and get me through the school holidays. All the previews for this book look amazing and leaves the feeling that even those fairly new to sewing could manage along perfectly with it. Well done!

  35. Bridgett says:

    My daughter would love for me to make her dresses from this book.

  36. Lori says:

    I have three girls, one of whom pretty much only wants to wear dresses. So… yeah… this book looks like a must. πŸ™‚ Please enter me in the drawing!

  37. I’ve ordered one for myself and anxiously awaiting; but would love one ‘personally’ for my daughter to treasure…

  38. Christie says:

    Such a pretty dress, I’d love the chance to sew it.

  39. Rachel says:

    Love the bright colors (of course) and styling! Simple yet lovely dresses… just what I need for my 3-year-old daughter. Thanks SMS!

  40. julie says:

    so precious – looks like lots of sewing fun!

  41. Stephanie says:

    I would love this book!

  42. Shannon says:

    What great colors! I have many little-ladies that would recieve gifts from this book.

  43. Emily says:

    I would love, love, love to win this book! It looks completely delightful!

  44. Jamie says:

    Exciting! I’m always looking for new projects! I have a daughter and love making things for her, as well as for myself, and as gifts for friends’ daughters. Nothing is quite as special as a handmade gift πŸ™‚

  45. jody says:

    I have two little girls so definitely would appreciate winning such a great book!! My daughter loves DRESSES….:)

  46. Amy says:

    What a beautiful book! I have 2 girls who would love to have me make those dresses for them.

  47. Stacy says:

    I would love to win this book. It looks like it would get lots of use at our house with 5 little girls. I can’t wait to read it.

  48. Erin says:

    Looks great! I have two daughters so girl stuff abounds here! More twirly dresses would = happy girls. πŸ™‚

  49. Lizzie says:

    What an adorable book! I’m expecting, so I know I’d use this book like crazy!

  50. Paige says:

    I would love to win this book!

  51. Lori says:

    Three of my five kids are girls, this book would be wonderful!

  52. lily carter says:

    I would love to make my girls a dress, its been on my list for a while and this one is too cute

  53. Dianne Lovelock says:

    I have 5 little nieces who I can sew for! And hopefully one day maybe my own little girl… πŸ˜‰

  54. Julie says:

    Fabulous book! I would LOVE to have this to make for my friends’ girls and hopefully my future daughter(s)!

  55. Leslie says:

    I have so many nieces in my life this book would be put to very good use! Thanks for the opportunity!

  56. Ingvild says:

    This looks like the perfect book to support my dress-making addiction!

  57. Chi Wai says:

    I was just looking at this book on amazon and wanted it so bad. I hope I can a chance to win.

  58. Carrie says:

    Beautiful dress! I’ve got two little girls that I love to sew for.

  59. Louella says:

    Oops, delete the previous comment. I mistyped my website address in the box! Again, this is such a cool giveway and it’s fun to sew for the young ones!

  60. Louella says:

    Such a cool giveaway. It is also fun to sew for the young ones!

  61. Shawna says:

    I love Jennifer Paganelli and her book looks great!

  62. laura says:

    Yes, please! Itching to sew for my new little gal and my not-so new 3 year old gal!

  63. Sheri H. says:

    I love to sew and would love to have this book to make new things for my little girl!!! She loves skirts and dresses…plus purses!

  64. Brenda says:

    I would love to make the dress for my daughter who also loves dresses.

  65. Jennifer says:

    This would be a great book to have – I hardly find anything in the stores that REALLY cute for my little girl to wear. I’d love to make her adorable dresses like these!

  66. Megan says:

    I have a little girly girl who would LOVE for her mama to get this book!

  67. anabel says:

    I love this book! My little girl is going to love it…

  68. N. Perez says:

    Please, count me in! This book looks just fabulous…
    Thanks for the chance to take it home πŸ™‚

  69. Ange says:

    Lovely to read Beki’s review. I have been coveting this book, and every review makes me want it more! I would sew for my daughter and 14 nieces.

  70. Gop says:

    Every weekend, I sew something for my 3yr old cutie, Sewing is really a passion for me. I would definitely luv this book.

  71. SarahV says:

    OMG. Love it. If I don’t win it, Ill run out and buy it. I have been in total little girl dress sewing mode lately

  72. Patti says:

    I would really LOVE to win this awesome book.

  73. Anya says:

    What a beautiful book! My daughter is into dresses right now too!! I can’t wait to see this book in person!

  74. Ivy says:

    Two little girls this book would be prefect!

  75. KellyS says:

    I would love this book with my first little girl on the way! Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Eve Berry says:

    Beautiful book!!

  77. MBMeadows says:

    Both my girls would love things made from this book!

  78. serinda says:

    I’d have to start out with the puppies for my dog loving little girl.

  79. Rowena says:

    My daughter would love some pretty things from this book and I have 2 nieces I love to sew for as well

  80. Georgia says:

    I was about to buy this book but the pattern section was opened and I didn’t want there to be any pattern pieces missing. I really wanted to buy this to be ale to sew beautiful things for my daughter!

  81. Lynn Poulin says:

    What a great book–my granddaughter loves “girly” clothes and I love to sew for her! This book is definitely on my list.

  82. Catherine says:

    Totally cute! I could learn some things about fabric combinations from these pictures!

  83. justjayma says:

    I recently started sewing again, and I itch to make something every day! I’m only on very simple garments, but my daughter is in heaven!

  84. Beth says:

    What a fun book – love it for my little granddaughter!

  85. YveeB says:

    I’d love to win the book. Then I’d give to a good friend with two adorable daughters (I’m a boys mum myself!) She sews lovely stuff for them, but no dresses as yet. We could change that and I’m sure she’d love it.

  86. Raya says:

    love all girly things!!!
    your dress came out very cute,
    would love to sew some dresses for my daughters and nieces.

  87. Becky W says:

    OMG! I just found your web site! My daughter is getting married next July and we want to do a lot of it ourselves!! I’m so excited. Want to save and by the Stitch by Stitch book!!!

  88. JJ says:

    Awesome book – would love to win this book for my princess.

  89. I would LOVE to have this book!

  90. Shawn says:

    I’ve had this book on my “to buy” list since it came out. Would love to add it to my collection!

  91. Danielle says:

    Great looking projects, both in the book (drooling over it!) and your execution. I love the fabric on the dress you made – stunning!

  92. Heidi Myers says:

    I always want a new sewing book

  93. Mom C says:

    I have 12 granddaughters, sizes 13 yrs to 12 months. I love to sew for them, although it gets a little overwhelming when I try to do something for all. The 13 year old and I are sewing together. She made an apron for her younger sister last year.

  94. Page says:

    They asked me to work in the nursery at our church, but I told them that is not my gifts – I have different gifts. That’s when my daughter chimed in and said my other gift is making dresses for her! So I’d make the dress for my girls many times over and the quilt! (My real gift is counseling). ~Page

  95. Sherry J says:

    I have two little granddaughters that I would love to sew for out of this book. thanks.

  96. Meg says:

    I would enjoy sewing for my youngest sweet girl! That said, my teenagers would enjoy the fabric flowers, and my son would also probably enjoy a fabric pup! Thanks!

  97. Jess says:

    This book looks like so much fun! I’ve gotten back into sewing because I have a daughter. I’d love to make some of these projects for her. Thanks for the chance.

  98. Morgan says:

    Ooh, looks yummy. πŸ™‚

  99. Keri says:

    Would LOVE to make those doggies! And the dress! Swoon!!!

  100. Marcia W. says:

    This book would be great for me (and my mother) to use for my five grandnieces. My mother has started making them dresses.

  101. Heather L says:

    I’ve got two girly girls that I would love to sew for from this book!

  102. Westin's Mom says:

    Loving the twirls and this book!

  103. Alli says:

    I’d sew for my new niece! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  104. RCarter says:

    I’d love to make some of these projects for my little princess and my niece. Thanks for the chance!

  105. Jody says:

    I’d love to win this book. I have three granddaughters!

  106. Celeste says:

    What a great-looking dress!

  107. Melissa Chantron says:

    I love sewing books and use them often. Thank you for the review. LisaC

  108. Bec Clarke says:

    I have a daughter and a niece that would look wonderful in a dress from this book. I also have some fabric from one of Jennifer’s lines stashed away too that I could use.

  109. Shelly says:

    I love Jennifer Paganelli and would love the book! I’d sew a dress for my girlie and one for every girl’s baby shower I attended!

  110. Jennifer N says:

    This looks like such a fun book. I hope it’s got sizes for bigger girls, because my 9-year old would enjoy some of these projects, but by the time I finished them, she might be 10 or 11. Thanks for sharing.

  111. Sarah says:

    I love this! I have 3 little nieces that would love to be spoiled by their Aunt Sarah!

  112. Kate C. says:

    Looks great my girls would love stuff from it.

  113. Kara says:

    What a fun book!

  114. Julie says:

    My toddler would love to twirl in a beautiful dress with a fabric flower!

  115. Brittany says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I also need to check out her line of fabric!

  116. Martha says:

    My daughter is a super girly girl and I would love to make some of the things in this book for her. Thanks for the chance!

  117. Knitteresq says:

    This dress is adorable! I love the prints!

  118. Jennifer L says:

    This book has been on my wishlist for awhile now.

  119. Tam Bell says:

    I’;d love to do the willow small pillow with pompoms. I intend on sewing quilts for my kids for CHristmas and they would be great to go with them!

  120. kelly o! says:

    I’m a huge fan of her fabrics, and this book is some amazing eye candy! I’ve got a twirly princess at home and she has plenty of twirly princess friends who would all get something special from this book! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  121. carole W says:

    wow! This looks wonderful – my daughter would love me to make her some of these things!

  122. KarenH says:

    I’d sew for my youngest daughter. πŸ™‚

  123. Marisol says:

    This looks like a great book!!! I hope I win it!! LOL
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  124. Lindsay says:

    ooh! i’d love to make “george the dog”!

  125. Betsy says:

    There are no babies at my house, but I have two fabulous little nieces, as well as several friends with little girls for whom I love to sew.

  126. I want to do a fabric flower for me a little dress for my niece, of course.

  127. Brooke D says:

    Oh my goodness! So cute!

  128. Stefanie K says:

    I am loving everything I see from this book. I know lots of little girls that would love to twirl in that dress, especially my niece!

  129. Amy says:

    This book looks so colorful, bright and fun! The puppy project would be fun with my kids, they would love it!

  130. Jen says:

    My 4-year-old and all her friends are in a dress phase. I’m always on the lookout for new, fun patterns to make them!

  131. Shannon R says:

    I was just drooling over this a few days ago! My daughter loves new dresses and I need new ideas. Thanks!

  132. Melissa Kozak says:

    What a beautiful book! Who wouldn’t I sew something for? I have a few nieces and many little girlfriends that I would love to sew something from the book for!

  133. Heather Nash says:

    I would love to try these patterns. Thank you for the chance to win!

  134. Carmen says:

    I’d sew for my little girl. I love MaryÒ€ℒs Fancy Sash Dress

  135. Anna says:

    Love this book! Some of these designs would look so cute on my 4-year old!

  136. M Stone says:

    My niece would love it if I won this book!

  137. Sasha says:

    I wish the book would come with instructions on how to convince an almost 8 year-old girl that Mommy-made is even better than store bought!

  138. Shannon B says:

    Love it!! My new baby girl got me back into sewing after a two year hiatus! So many adorable patterns! I would love this book!

  139. Leanna says:

    Super cute ideas! Thanks for the chance.

  140. Bonnie says:

    I’d be sewing for my daughter, nieces, and a bunch of friends. We’ve got a lot of little girls in our little group!

  141. April D. says:

    I’d love to make some things for my niece. She is so skinny, but tall and I’m always on the lookout for great patterns that I can make to actually fit her! These look lovely!

  142. Anta says:

    This book looks like it is full of projects that would make my 7 year old daughters heart sing.

  143. wendy says:

    I’d be so pleased to get a copy of that book… I’d be sewing for my daughter and my niece πŸ™‚

  144. Karen says:

    I would LOVE this book!! I teach a sewing camp for little girls, and we have done a bunch of basic sewing, belts, aprons, skirts… This book would be full of great ideas for the more advanced sewers to learn from! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  145. Lorrie Orr says:

    I’d probably make the flower headband first. Something quick for a little one of 7 months old.

  146. Cassie says:

    Such fun projects. I would love to sew the MaryÒ€ℒs Fancy Sash Dress, and some flowers. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  147. Joanne says:

    I would sew for my little cousin.

  148. heather says:

    gorgeous dress! and the book looks wonderful!

  149. Lori B. says:

    Great book! I love to make a few dresses.

  150. Ann says:

    Would love a copy to do some sewing for my little girl and yes, maybe dogs for her three older brothers.

  151. Alethea says:

    There’s only one little girl I sew for: my beautiful daughter! She’d be adorable in that dress and I could probably make a coordinating fabric flower headband!

  152. Addy says:

    I would love this book, as I’m constantly sewing for my two little girls.

  153. Rebekah says:

    I know three little girls who would love for me to have this book!

  154. Kathie says:

    What a cutie!! I would say she definitely loves the dress. With more and more babies coming into the family I would love inspiration when I can get it πŸ™‚

  155. sarah says:

    I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book– and I know my two girls and six nieces would love what I could create from it!

  156. Amy says:

    What a fabulous looking book! I’d have to resist whipping up something for all the little girls in my life πŸ™‚

  157. Laura W. says:

    I think the George the Puppy would be the first thing I made, for my dog-obsessed toddler, And then a ton of clothes for his baby sister πŸ™‚

  158. Kelli says:

    I love Beki’s style and Ava’s hair! Everytime I see this book reveiwed it makes me want it more…too bad both my birthday and Christmas are sooooo far away!!

  159. Janet says:

    Wow, what a cute book! I have two little girly princesses that would love these projects. Thanks for the opportunity.

  160. laura reich says:

    It looks so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  161. barbara says:

    What a fun book! I would love to try making fabric flowers.

  162. Courtney says:

    The book looks great – I would love to sew something for my niece!

  163. Firstmute says:

    I would love to win this and sew some more clothes for my little girl!

  164. Sarah James says:

    I would definitely sew something for our little girl who is due any day now – feels more than a little surreal to write that actually – plus her ‘auntie-to-be’ (3 years old and such a gorgeous little madam) would surely pick out a thing or 5 she would like made for herself! Thanks.

  165. Robin R. says:

    I’m in LOVE with this book by just the sneak peek that was given! I love how the dress and fabric flower came out! I could also relate to the “Twirl Factor” as my mother knew better than to put a dress on me that had no twirl factor! LOL

    Thank you for the opportunity, this looks like a very creative book that the imagination will feed on for a long time!

    Robin R.

  166. I’d love to have this book. The pages themselves are gorgeous!

  167. Amy G. says:

    Looks like a cute book!

  168. Oh my gosh I love it! So exciting! I really love her review thank you for sharing it with us! Reviews are great!! I have 2 nieces that I desperately wished I lived closer too. I want to make them each something special from their Auntie with this book!

  169. Jen S says:

    I saw a sample of the sash dress at a local fabric shop and would love to make it for my 8 year old! My 18 month old has her homemade summer dress already and I’ve been looking for a good pattern for her sister.

  170. Jackie H says:

    My 2 girls would be so happy – this books looks so fun! πŸ™‚

  171. Kristi says:

    I have a niece I would sew for, and several friends with little girls who would love these.

  172. Naomi says:

    Sew much fun! I have two little girls and a niece who I love to sew for. Thanks for the chance

  173. Mona says:

    Lovely! I can probably hope to make something for my darling daughter.

  174. Marta M. says:

    Another title for my ever-growing list of books to buy if I don’t win it first! :0)

  175. Kate says:

    I think first, I would have to make a few stuffies for my friend’s girls. They been such helpful little babysitters. Then I would make my little lady a whole mess of dresses.

  176. Deanna says:

    It looks like a great book. And I have a girl. And a niece. And neighbors. And friends….well, you get the idea. Thanks for the chance.

  177. Diana A. says:

    I’m only learning to sew but these projects look like a lot of fun and I’d love to make some things for my own little girl. πŸ™‚

  178. Erin Waters says:

    I’ve been wanting to get this book since it was released! I think I could make just about everything in it for my 2 girls.

  179. I would *love* this book! I have 3 daughters and between them and their friends, there is always little girls to sew for!! πŸ™‚

  180. Kerry says:

    Oh, how cool! I would like it for my niece. πŸ™‚

  181. Debbie says:

    Hope to win this book – such beautiful ideas!!

  182. Angela Louie says:

    If I win the book, all the patterns will be used for my two girls (4 year old and 9 month old).

  183. Angela Louie says:

    I sew for both my little girls (4 year old and 9 month old). So if I win the book, all the patterns will be used for my girls.

  184. Oh those are nice!

  185. Christie says:

    I would sew love to win the GirlÒ€ℒs World book. I know some little girls that I’d love to wear a pretty dress I made for them.

  186. Bethany says:

    I have been looking at this book for a while, but haven’t been able to pick it up yet….oh it would be just lovely if I could win it. Loved the article. The book is beyond cute!! How fun!!

  187. Lynne says:

    Looks fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  188. Bree says:

    With two girls it is definitely a “Girl’s World” in our house! Great book!

  189. Jan says:

    What a gorgeous book! Beautiful dresses and beautiful photography!

  190. Sandy says:

    I’m having so much fun sewing for my granddaughters, would love to win this book!

  191. Liz Taylor says:

    This book looks wonderful! It’s going on my birthday list for sure. I love sewing for my daughter.

  192. crystal s says:

    I have two little girls that would LOVE that dress…too cute!

  193. Laura says:

    I have two girls and am inspired to sew an entire season’s wardrobe for them both. This book would be a great resource to help that goal!

  194. Beth G says:

    LOVE IT! My daughter and niece would FLIP out over those projects!

  195. Narelle says:

    I have 3 daughters that I would love to sew from this book from…would LOVE to win, have seen it featured in several places!

  196. C-Joy says:

    My soon-to-be 4 year old girl would love that twirly dress! I so want this book that I will have to buy it if I don’t win it πŸ˜€

  197. Brooke W says:

    I’d sew for all my little cousins and friends at church. πŸ™‚

  198. Gorgeous! I know many little girls for whom I would lov eto make some of these projects.

  199. Maggie says:

    Looks like a great book! I have 2 daughters and it looks like there may even be something for my tween in there πŸ˜‰

  200. Diane says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book! My little girl insists on wearing only dresses of a certain twirly type…She’d love that dress above!

  201. Kristin M says:

    I haven’t sewn clothes in a long time, but this looks like a good place to start for my 2 year old who thinks wearing a dress makes her a princess.

  202. Caitlin says:

    Wow, this book looks just beautiful! I would love to sew for my sweet little daughter, Marta, from this book!!

  203. Tammy says:

    Oh how fun! This book is in my wish list on Amazon, it was nice to see a review, and I’d sure love to win it! Thank you for the chance.

  204. cheri says:

    Yay! I love sewing for my girl…not that she needs more clothes….

  205. Jennyroo says:

    I have three little nieces who would benefit if I am the lucky winner of this book!

  206. Liz Mouse says:

    Have always loved Ms. Paganelli’s fabrics. Can’t wait to get my hands on this lovely book so I can add some new options to the closets of my two little girls! It certainly is a girl’s world at our house.

  207. Misty says:

    I would love a chance to win this book. After having two boys, I just had my first daughter in May and I am always looking at cute dresses that I can make her as she grows.

  208. Beth says:

    Wow! From what I see here, this book looks like a real winner! Would love to win it!

  209. Beth says:

    Ah, love the way that skirt twirls! This book does look like a feast for the eyes, as well as inspiration for the sewing machine!

  210. Melissa says:

    My daughter would be thrilled with this book, she is 5 and is always asking me to make her things.

  211. Mandy says:

    I already have this book, and LOVE it. Got it this summer and quickly made the halter dress for my two daughters and my two nieces!! Then made a mini version for their dolls. Can’t wait to make more projects from this book!

  212. angelina says:

    this looks so great!

  213. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Wow! This looks like a must have at my house… with 2 girls, it would get a lot of use.

  214. jen says:

    Oh my! I LOVE what you’ve highlighted from this book! My little girl is just about to turn 1 so I have many more years of sewing for her, and would LOVE to sew her some cute stuff from this book!

  215. Sherri says:

    My daughter wants to wear dresses EVERYWHERE. Even to play in the sand box. I am always looking for new things. She especially loves to twirl! πŸ™‚

    Thank you SMS!

  216. Amy says:

    Oohh!!!! Lovely! I would sew for my sweet little soon to be first grader.

  217. tonya lemos says:

    I would sew my daughter some of those fancy dresses…..would love a copy of this book to help move through my present sewing funk!

  218. Laura says:

    This book looks awesome! I’ve just started my sewing business venture and I would love to have this to start my sewing library. It looks like it has some great projects and ideas.

  219. Rohaise says:

    This is a great review. Thank you. I definitely want to add this book to my enormous wish list now.

  220. Tara says:

    Gosh, I think I want the book even more now seeing this review, and the additional photos. πŸ™‚

  221. Melanie T says:

    I have two girls who would love picking things for me to make out of here! Thanks for the chance.

  222. Sherry Rossignol says:

    What a beautiful book!! I am always looking for new dresses and ideas for my girls. I have a girlie girl who loves to dress up and sing and dance and her little sister loves to follow along. It is so much fun when I can make them something special! This book would definitely get a lot of use in my house!

  223. Beki says:

    This book would be perfect for my 5 year old! She is such a girly girl.

  224. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Our house is a girl’s world! We have all girls so a book like this would come in handy around here. πŸ™‚

  225. Kristen says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really struggle to find cute clothes for my 7-year-old to wear that allow her to be, well, a 7-YEAR-OLD, instead of a mini-teenager! Love it!

  226. Nana (Patty Cowherd) says:

    It looks like there are some great ideas in this book! My two granddaughters would love this dress.

  227. Jess says:

    What a cute book! I really want to make a dress or two for my daughter, and right now she really wants me to make her a twirly skirt. πŸ™‚

  228. Annie says:

    My little niece could have sprang from the pages of this book, she is a pink unicorn, rainbow tea party, and ballerina fairy sort of girl. I love making her little things, and this book would get a lot of use here!

  229. xeirotexno says:

    wow!!!!all are so cuteeee , beautiful and with beautiful colors!!!!!

  230. Brie says:

    Sew Cute! My girls would love me to have some new inspiration!

  231. Maria says:

    I’ve had this book on my ‘wishlist’ for a while now. Looks like it would fit my girly-girl perfectly!
    Nice review. Thank you!

  232. Tricia says:

    I would make piles of fabric flowers for my little (big!) girl. I love that this book includes projects for bigger girls, not just babies and toddlers.

  233. Shella McDonald-Crites says:

    I would love to have this book. It would be fabulous to create darling designs for my granddaughter & sewing helps me to heal from my depression…Got my fingers crossed.

  234. Glenys says:

    For myself mostly but I do sew presents for my mum and friends.

  235. Love the fabric flowers!

  236. Sonja says:

    It looks as if this book has wonderful projects. Love the push puppies and the the blue and green fabrics in the first dress.

  237. Southern Gal says:

    That book looks amazing…the patterns and the pictures.

  238. Laura says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a little while after discovering you on Pinterest and loving it. This looks like a beautiful book. Hope I win a copy! Thanks for the fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  239. ashley says:

    I would love this book so that I could make lots of new clothing for my two girls! We are due in August with baby three and I am guessing that this is another girl, so I will have a house full of girls to clothe!

  240. Asta says:

    I’m loving that row of sausage dogs, really cute.

  241. Mary says:

    I love the look of this, I too have 2 girls (and a boy) along with a number of nieces (one born this morning!) so this would be great to keep me busy and them looking gorgeous. thanks for the giveaway

  242. Liz says:

    Oh yes please, I’d love to make George the puppy!

  243. Cheryl Korman says:

    These are beautiful dresses. Any little girl would be happy to wear these. Thanks

  244. Sandryte says:

    I have a nice piece of flannel, maybe I would find an idea of creating something beautiful out of it?!

  245. Beth T says:

    The twirl factor is indeed a bonus. Do we ever grow out of that?

  246. charlotte says:

    I’ve just started sewing clothes for my 2 year old girl so this would be a great book to have

  247. Stacey says:

    Dresses for all the little girls in our life!

  248. Elizabeth says:

    All girly things are welcome in our house, with 3 girls. This book is good inspiration.

  249. Maxine says:

    with three young daughters to sew for, I’m sure I could easily sew my way through the entire book!!

  250. Karen says:

    I have 3 daughters so I’d have to sew something for each of them! This book looks great, would love to win it!

  251. Dawn Lourenco says:

    The book looks wonderful! And I just love how the dress turned out!

  252. joyce mosby says:

    I love the twirly dress. How fun.

  253. priscilla says:

    I would love to win this book! I would make something for both my daughters + like Beki, my son would love a stuffed puppy πŸ™‚

  254. Lauren J says:

    Great review! The book looks great and the projects sound great too! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

  255. Hi! I would definitely sew for my two daughters (3yo and 5)!

  256. I was informed that I would be making Marcy’s Sash Dress… per future recipient… lol.

  257. Jana Sterling says:

    Fun! I would love it for some ideas for my nieces! I have a son, and he is fun to sew for (luckily he loves capes and fun costumes). However, sewing for girls is much more fun!

  258. ambjer says:

    If I won this book I would be sewing the projects for my two best friends that have daughters (one age 3 and one age 9) , and following your lead, George the puppy would make a cute gift for one of them who is expecting a baby boy in November!

  259. mims says:

    i would love to sew for my daughter from this book. thanks for a chance to win.

  260. Danzel B. says:

    I so want this book. I have two little girls and a new niece on the way, and a sewing machine that longs to be used!

  261. Suzy says:

    I have been drooling over this book for months (okay, as long as it’s been floating around in previews) I love sewing for my granddaughter and I cannot wait to see what beautiful things are included in this beautiful publication.

  262. Rachael Uryszek says:

    this book looks fantastic and with 3 girls it’s sure to get a workout !!!

  263. Autumn Ogletree says:

    Love the dress and flower. The colors are very fun and summery.

  264. Serena says:

    With two little girls of my own and several nieces, tthis sounds like a book I MUST add to my sewing library! Thank you for the review. (I’m really bad at following instructions, too!)

  265. Heather says:

    This is great! A book shop. I am always on thee lookout for great sewing books. hjm

  266. Liz says:

    I love the gasp! After 2 boys I got my girl and am absolutely salivating to do some girly sewing for her, so thanks for this very useful review of what looks like a teriffic book! πŸ™‚

  267. darn, i forgot to tell you for whom this book would be used …. my youngest child is a nonverbal, very very autistic 6 year old girl. she is tall, beautiful, happy, incontinent and developmentally only about a year old. sensory clothing is one challenge where i succeed for her. there are never enough new tricks for me in this area, and i love finding new ideas that tweak her little star-baby imagination :))

  268. Naomi Vela says:

    What a great review of this book. Hugs Naomi

  269. ah, a nice book. if i dont win it, i simply shall HAVE to buy it πŸ™‚

  270. Angela Neil says:

    I have that book on my wish list over at Amazon!Thanks for the review – now I really want it!! Your dress came out very cute too!

  271. Erika says:

    Looks like a great book. I’d probably sew for my youngest from it, but maybe my middle girl

  272. Gina F says:

    What a fun book! I’m quite the beginner when it comes to sewing, so I’d probably start with the flower and hopefully move on up to the dress!

  273. Angie H. says:

    I’ve seen this book in person and just love it. Thanks for the chance!

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