Thank you all for the advice given in response to my last post about books for helping children learn how to sew, there were some great ideas. Catherine I think you are right the SewU books might be the answer, particularly home stretch. Being a bit of a tomboy she wears leggings, t-shirts and sweat shirts so learning how to make dresses from woven fabric doesn’t have much appeal. I also like the idea of the Japanese books, the other advantage of these is that the patterns are likely to fit a 12 year old child. Also, Marianna thank you for pointing out that the screen has superseded books for many youngsters!
Another book I am considering is the newly published Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking by Wendy Ward. Look at these great projects you can make from it. I particularly like the jacket
Also look at the variations – the t-shirts are great fun
Actually I might get it for us both – that way I can use the patterns too!