I imagine most of you know by now about the BOOK! The book that Nancy and Sabine wrote called
Sewing Clothes Kids Love. In the book you will find 10 patterns. One of them is FELIZ a pattern that you were able to buy but now has retired into the book. All in all I really like the book because it gives people new to the Farbenmix and Studio Tantrum world a wonderful introduction. The style of the pictures is colorful and maybe a bit over the top for some. But they are there to spark your imagination. Kids really DO love it colorful and a bit on the wild side and I for one love a creative challenge!
Talking about a challenge... One of the new patterns in the book is Manhatten, a special occassion dress. It has Nancy written all over it because only she could think of this pattern. And again it boggled me mind :) My Daughters of course cravitated directly to it when they flipped through the pages and wanted the "shiny" one. I mailed Nancy and asked, so what is the fabric that was used on page 89? She mailed back it is "Perlon-Taft". Aaalllright... Here I am a fabric store owner and importer of cool European fabrics and I cannot find Perlon-Taft any were!
A friend of mine found some shiny fabric (not Perlon-Taft) in her stash and gave it to me. So shiny, so pretty so slippery and a ..... to sew with!! But there was no turning back the Kid had fallen in love with it and I was stuck with a million curved pieces that would eventually become a fully lined special occaisson dress. Oh you should have heard me curse!
In the end it came together. I pulled it over her head and YAY! It fell off of her tiny shoulders..
So for the million time I pulled out my trusty seam ripper and made the changes to the straps.
Yes! No! I couldn't pull it over her head anymore. OK deeeep breath apart it comes again and more changes. The result??
One happy Daughter! The other one is crying because I told her no way am I ever, ever going to make a shiny Manhatten again. It is going to be hard enough with good, old plain cotton. Maybe after you make 10 of the Manhatten's you'll can sew them in your sleep but I need a vacation.
Stick with Insa (my all time favorite skirt for years now and now in the book!), Imke so easy and great or make a gazillion Brooklyn shrugs (in the picture with Romy) they are easy enough! Most of all just get yourself one of these books. It is really a wonderful inspiration and come on, you know you'll need to sew Feliz right?