Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Book review- Cath Kidston Sew!

Sew!This is a review of Sew! a Cath Kidston book featuring sewing projects made with her gorgeous florals.

This book is filled with lovely projects, pretty fabric and even prettier pictures. The pages are laid out attractively, the text easy to read, and there's a useful guide at the beginning to things like stitches and buttonholes.

However, there is one big flaw. I find it much easier to follow instructions if they have accompanying diagrams
to show you what it should look like. Often I find myself struggling to make out what they mean, so I give up and just guess as to how the projects should be made. I also wish that they had included the patterns in the book, as it is a lot of hassle to find the webpage, find the right shape, print it off, cut it out and stick the pieces together (some pieces are too big to fit on A4).

The designs are beautiful though, and could easily be updated with more modern fabrics. I also like the way she has rated each design with stars, telling you the difficulty level. All in all, this is a great book, but could do with less pictures of amazing vintage fabrics, and more diagrams and patterns.

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