I resisted buying this book because it seemed so manufactured and overpriced. Couldn't we have more fun just making clothes up ourselves? This pre-done template thing didn't seem to give a lot of creative license. Well, we had to make the closet, at the very least, because you can't make all these beautiful clothes without a gorgeous place to put them! We made a fabulous model while we were at it. There's a mini-tutorial for the closet down below.
I have to say, it really was fun. As prescribed as the templates were, there were so many ways to play with shapes and colors and patterns. I kind of wanted this shirt for real:Goes to show that you really shouldn't judge a thing until you try it. I guess doing this with six year old Allie is a lot different than doing it when she was four, but still, in terms of entertainment, this surpassed my level of expectation ten-fold. We spent hours making clothes, hanging them up, gluing them together, trying different combos. I mean, seriously, I had as much fun as they did. What toy activity has surprised you recently?
Awl or something to poke the holes with
1. Find an old shoe box.