Thursday, August 30, 2012

Golden Prairie Press~Costumes with Character

Golden Prairie Press is owned and operated by Amy Puetz.  She is a homeschool graduate and loves history.  So she created Golden Prairie Press to give her the ability to work from home.  As a part of TOS Review Crew we were given the opportunity to review an item published and written by Amy.  The book we received to review is:
I spent days reading this book after we received it.  I love history, especially when it comes to their clothing.  I have to admit right up front....I am no seamstress!!  Really the only thing I've made is curtains.  So this was great for me to get a little more practice in sewing.  The hardest part was picking something to make that wasn't going to be too difficult to make.  We picked a sunbonnet. Honestly we could of picked many things.  None are too difficult to make. 
As some of my readers may know Hannah had the wonderful opportunity to attend a week long day camp at a local living history museum.  She was able to dress in 1800's garments and cook a meal that would of been made then.  She loved it!  Ok back to the review.
The patterns are VERY easy to follow.  Like I said above, I am no seamstress at all.  We picked out fabric Hannah liked (that wasn't going to break the bank).  Most of it was measuring and cutting.  Which is what Hannah did for this.   I didn't have to follow a pattern in the normal sense.  Then printed out the pattern from the ebook.  I have to say I am pattern challenged!  I could not read a pattern to save my life.  I just like to measure and go.  I think this is why I really liked this ebook.  She gives us detailed instructions on how to make garments, bonnets, collars and aprons.  That is just the short list of what is covered.  What I printed from the computer, I just laid out on the fabric and cut.  S.I.M.P.L.E!  It's not a perfect bonnet, but the smile on my sweet girl's face says it all.  It's something we made that is perfect.
The instructions are so well written someone (like me) with little or no sewing experience can make these.  But it's not all about the sewing.  While you are making, cutting and sewing you are chatting about history.  There are little historical tid-bits throughout the ebook.  The ebook covers periods in history from the 1600's through 1900.  There is something for everyone in this book.  I cannot wait until I have more time to sew a dress with Hannah. 
Right now Amy is having a back to school sale
HURRY though it ends in a couple of days.  I think I'm going to go grab these books.  We just loved them. 
Costumes with Character print book can be purchased at Golden Prairie Press website for $29.60.
Costumes with Character ebook is $17.56.
If you want just the patterns you can purchase that as well for $12.00.
If you want to see some of the other ebooks fellow crew members reviewed go on over to the Crew Blog.  I could honestly go on for hours about this book.  It is that good!
Disclaimer~As a member of TOS Review Crew we were sent this ebook free in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are my own.


Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Yay! My daughter made a bonnet, too. What are you planning to make next? This was such a fun review.

Kimberly Kovach said...

Cute bonnet! Glad you included a photo of what you created because I have enjoyed seeing what everyone made.