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Review: Craft Books.
In Stitches – Short Pleated Apron
Photographs: ** (it ’s mainly diagrams)
I nstruc tions: ****
R ange of projec ts: ***
Value for money : ****
I chose the Amy Butler book to of time and energy on it, but
review as to be honest; I love her now I have made the apron once
patterns and fabrics and loved I am sure it will get quicker and
the idea of bringing some of that easier the next time. The book is
‘Amy Butlerness’ into my home. a little bit on the costly side so
The book is inviting as well with worth looking at before buying
lovely photographs and colours to decide if the patterns are your
that draw you in. kind of thing. But the apron was
I decided to make the apron as I worth it.
have limited working space and
a two year old daughter who
loves to get involved with cutting
fabric (she sits on it) and being a
busy Mum I wanted something
quick and easy and functional.
Once I sat down in peace and quiet
exactly (folds and wrong / right
and read through the instructions
side of fabric) but through the
I found them generally easy to
whole thing the only mistake I
understand. Having both written
made was to iron a fold the wrong
instructions and diagrams helped
way.
a lot as many of us need both to
understand quite what’s going
I would have liked to have seen
on. I did need to sit down and
a couple of smaller quicker
read the instructions out loud to
projects in the book. Something
my husband a couple of times
to do when you want to make
to work out what I needed to do
something but not expend a lot
0 ukhandmade Winter 2008
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