This page offers out-of-the-box, creative options for inspiring right-brained children to develop their creative outlet of fashion or sewing. Click on the image for a link to the product. Longer reviews will have its own tab. I would love to hear your recommendations by using the comments section at the bottom of the page!

The Mary Frances Knitting, and Crocheting Book by Jane Eayre Fryer and Jane Allen Boyer

 The Mary Frances Sewing Book:
Adventures Among the Thimble People
by Jane Eayre Fryer

 I can suggest a series of books, The Mary Frances Series. They are how to books which are wrapped around a topic, knitting & crochet, sewing, cooking, gardening & housekeeping.  I don’t think you could get through them all (or even one!) in a month if you try to do all of the projects but they certainly give you a feel for life then. There are projects with full instructions & the stories centre around a little girl.  These books were written in the early 20th century. ~Elizabeth


Dover Publications

Dover Publications carries books, CD ROMs and high-end coloring books of any fashion/era you can think of. ~Annette



Dressing Your Truth,
Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile
by Carol Tuttle

Here’s a book I recommend you read together. It offers a wonderful perspective on fashion and beauty that is much more constructive and helps with putting mainstream fashion expectations into proper perspective.

I just found the free beauty profiling. It’s all in the book, but it’s cool to watch the little videos on the site. I love the way this system emphasizes the unique qualities of each type of woman rather than endorse mainstream ideas of what beauty is. 

I think Personal Beauty Profiling is a good foundation for interest in fashion. I have found this system to be very enlightening and helpful in social interactions and personal relationships as well. I have even give the book as a present to new mothers (especially ones with daughters.) ~Christeil



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