Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Pattern for Pepper - a bookwrap









Sew what's new?  A wonderful picture book today about having the perfect dress for a very special occasion... Pepper makes the ideal decision and a masterpiece is created...










Unwrapping...





Created in its entirety by Julie Kraulis

Ages 4-10



Delightful Illustrations for you to peek at...



























About the book...


Dress making from scratch is almost a lost art these days.  Little girls mostly shop at the mall, online, or in individual stores where their dresses come pre-made and are ready to go... take it off the rack, try it on, looks good, buy it, and it's yours.  Done! 

This sweet book takes you on a journey with Pepper as she chooses the perfect material from Taylor's, ( Mr. Taylor, the owner of the store, is a tailor by trade).  Together they create the dress of her dreams.  

It's not easy getting a dress custom-made just for you.  There's a lot of decisions to be made.  You have to be measured precisely, choose your favourite fabric and then practice a lot of patience as Mr. Taylor works his magic to fulfill your dream.

Pepper takes her time and chooses her pattern carefully because she wants to be absolutely sure that this is the one.  Dotted Swiss? no... not flashy enough... then what about Houndstooth? Argyle? Seersucker? Toile?... just to name a few.  No not her style either.  Whatever pattern will Pepper choose?  Oh my!  She has so many choices to choose from.  

Finally she makes up her mind.  She and Mr. Taylor work hard sketching designs and sewing up her fancy new dress. Pepper swirls around and models her lovely new garment on its completion. She looks absolutely fabulous!!!  I wonder what pattern she picked and where she might be going to wear such a lovely creation?  

I really enjoyed the book as it brought back memories of my own mom sewing late into the night so her three little girls would have new fashions to wear in the upcoming days.  The book is both educational and a fun way to learn about the historical patterns we see around us every day.  I loved the whimsical illustrations and the adorable main character, Pepper.  I highly recommend this book.





Storywraps rating... 5 Hugs!!!!!











About the author/illustrator...




“We both believe and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble.” -Emily Dickinson


Julie Kraulis is an artist, author and illustrator in search of good stories and grand rhythm. She is a stop and smell the roses kind of gal and all that she encounters in this wide world becomes her inspiration. Since completing her Bachelor of Design in Illustration at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Julie spends most days in the studio with a pencil or paintbrush in hand, working on a wide range of projects from fine art to illustration to picture books (Whimsy’s Heavy Things, An Armadillo in Paris, An Armadillo in New York). Julie has a unique but adaptive style that can be applied to business needs, as well as personal commissioned work. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada… but sometimes wishes she could follow the ATP tour around the world.




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