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A girl’s world design by a lovely girl

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I have got in my own hands a beautiful book, full of pretty pictures, girly projects, a pocket filled with every pattern on the book and in every size, and lots of colours that guarantee to make you smile. I have a signed copy of Jennifer Paganelli’s Girl’s World.

The cover and presentation of the book says it all!

I admire Jennifer for many reasons, she is an incredible designer (something that I keep repeating to the Free Spirit UK distributor), but she is a nice to the core lady. I follow her on Facebook and Twitter, not like a weird stalker, but as a true admirer of her work. I can’t really put a finger on why I like it so much, maybe it is because it really shows that she and her team do everything they do with love and professionalism and that always shows.

Wouldn't be great these pillows in all sizes, from tiny small pincushions to big ones?

The book has been out for a few months already, in the UK since May if I am not mistaken, but it is not specific for summer, some of the dresses can easily be made with thicker fabrics, like the Mary’s Fancy Sash Dress. But it is not all dresses, you can find accessories and great ideas for the home too, and not all are sewing projects, Jennifer has thrown in a lampshade and a very motivational badge, so you trully can create a girl’s world with this book.

This must be THE dress

Like every good book, it has a very sweet introduction by the author and a section to help you get started, a bit of guidance with sizing, what you will need to make your life easier, and a glossary of techniques that you will find useful not only in this book with any other sewing project.

A cheeky apron.

I already have on my list 2 projects that I want to make, an apron and a puppy, the best bit about this last one is the puppy’s name is George. I just want to make one to call it George, since I am not allowed to have another dog, but that’s another blog post altogether.

George, my new dog.

The only down side of this book is that I am too big for the girly dresses, so I will keep sourcing patterns from Sis Boom (Jennifer’s company) until one sunny day my luck changes.

Even this brooches are adorable :)

- Lizzet xo

Girl’s World by Jennifer Paganelli is published by Chronicle Books (ISBN 978-9-8118-7444-1