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The No. 1 dream career for tween girls? Fashion designer, according to The New York Times . They love Project Runway, follow their favourite stars' clothing lines, and use clothes as a way to express themselves. And now, with The Fashion Designer's Handbook , girls ages 7 to 12 can learn everything they need to know to start designing clothes - and test their ideas by creating doll-size outfits. Combining a full-colour book with a starter set of tools and trimmings - a doll-size dress form, 27 patterns, ribbon, rickrack, and two swatches of fabric - it will inspire any girl to create a fabulously hip wardrobe to fit her fashion dolls, including Barbie. The 33 delightful, doll-size projects require little to no adult help. There's Martha's No-Sew Circle Dress, Mod Mini 1-2-3 Skirt, Cozy Lounge Pants, Little Red Cape, and more. Plus three life-size designs - a dress, a skirt, and a bag - for girls to make for themselves.
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Handicrafts (Children's / Teenage),|
Marjorie Galen is the author of Summer Crafts: Fun and Creative Summer Projects for the Whole Family, which was nominated for ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year Award in 2006. She's contributed to magazines including Country Living and Martha Stewart Living, and written quilting patterns and books with quilter Denyse Schmidt. She lives in Palisades, New York, with her two children.More About Marjorie Galen