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Blog Post 1 – about the book

Blog Post 2 – behind the scenes

Blog Post 3 – highlights from the book party

Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion is the go-to for any girl ages 7 – 14 that loves to be creative or wants to learn! From learning to make mood boards and fashion illustration to sewing up the perfect pair of leggings or party dress, this book will show the reader the basics of machine sewing, using a pattern and more.

Readers will design, make and put together outfits for their favorite activities – – Back-To-School, Fun-With-Friends, Slumber Party, Rock ’N’ Summer and Going to a Party. A mix of sew and no-sew projects, each outfit offers the reader the opportunity to add their own “creative style”.

Back To School main shot

Ribbon Tie Dress

Readers can create mood boards, doodle their ideas, draw their designs on the exclusive croqui pages, color in the blank illustrations of each outfit and ultimately choose the fabrics and materials they will use.

Mood Board

Patterns and style tips are included and the best part is the girls get to wear everything they make!!!

The book brings to life the classes that author Rachel Low hosts in her New York City modern sewing boutique and studio, Pins & Needles.

Rachel says all her students were the inspiration for the book and the best part is that not only does she feel she is teaching them a skill, but she is also encouraging them to be creative, feel empowered to express themselves, be confident in all that they do, be excited about learning something new and even spend time with their friends and often make new ones!!!

Rachel with the girls

Rachel shares…there is nothing like seeing one of the faces of a student after they have finished a project, after they have mastered how to thread the machine or even when they share a project idea they have and want to make – they totally light up!

With this book, Rachel hopes she can reach more “girls” and get them stitching!

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