November 19, 2010

Book review, Pip Lincolne's 'Sew La Tea Do'...

I already have a copy of Pip's first book, so jumped when the opportunity arose for a review copy of the new one.

Pip's blog, 'Meet me at Mike's' is hugely popular, and I would say Pip is one of those people who never seems to run out of either energy or ideas!

 The new book, has 25 craft projects inside, just look at the patterns...

 ...there is a huge pocket at the front containing all the patterns.  They are actual size, a big plus which means you can get started straight away without taking a trip out to a local copy shop, and for the clothing, there are 3 sizes to work from, small, medium and large.  Clever sewist's will be able to size the patterns up or down further and expand the size range if need be.

Now, knowing a little about the publishing world, I am aware of the costs involved in printing the patterns separate like this, which means this book really is value for money in my view.

The other thing that really jumps out about this book is the styling.  I love it.  It's cute, it's quirky, and it's fun.  It's very much like a craft blog in print, and as things change so rapidly in the online blog world as it's constantly evolving, its nice to have a little snapshot captured in a book like this to remember it by as it is right now.

The projects range from dresses, a pillowcase, and quilt to up-cycling an old shirt into a cushion cover.  There's even a biscuit recipe at the back to munch on while you're sewing.


"Sew, La, Tea, Do' by Pip Lincolne, published by Hardie Grant is out now in Australia (which means if you root around online you may find it through someone who does international delivery), and on wider release February 2011


Don't forget to check back here on Monday for Kajsa's blog tour and big giveaway!


Apryl said...

love the Fox quilt on the cover it look fantastic. I love all these book reviews you have been doing lately... though I'm beginning to worry that one day your craft room will collapse and we will have to dig you out from a pile of fabric and craft books!

meetmeatmikes said...

Oh! What a lovely review! Wowee! Thank you SO MUCH for writing about my new book. I am so pleased you like it, because I like you! xx

MissGinger said...

oh i live in London and want it now!!!

VickiT said...

Wow. Seeing your picture and info about how the book has all the patterns included AND at full size makes me want this one even more. That's awesome. I just hate getting patterns that tell me 'increase 200% or 300%" etc. because it just means that's one I will probably never make since I have to drive over 30 minutes to get to a place that has a copy machine where I can do that. Plus when I do go that direction, I forget to take those patterns to get them done. It's discouraging because there are so many great things I'd love to make but I just don't have access to get those patterns to the proper sizes. I LOVE that she's included them like this. GREAT JOB Kajsa!

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