Fashion design for kids hosted by Little City Books


HOBOKEN – Little City Books, Hoboken’s independent bookstore, will host Marjorie Galen, author of ‘The Fashion Designer’s Handbook’ to teach a class for kids 6 – 12 on how to design, cut, baste, sew, and trim a chic A-line shift for their doll. All materials (and cookies) included.
It all comes together on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.
A purchase of the book is required to participate. You can learn more at
‘The Fashion Designer’s Handbook and Fashion Kit’ features 33 projects that range from super easy dresses for 11 1⁄2-inch fashion dolls (including Barbie) all the way to projects for designers to make and wear themselves. It shows how to think and work like a designer, from finding inspiration to sketching to developing a personal style. Getting to know fabrics, fibers, and materials; working with patterns; and creating original designs using the dress form.
Want to create The Mod Mini 1-2-3 Skirt? The No-Sew Sock Dress? Little Red Cape and Coco Jacket?
Here in one kit is everything you need to start designing and sewing clothes, a full-color book that comes with a doll-size dress form, 24 reusable patterns, rick rack, embroidery thread, a tape measure, and a piece of fabric printed in three vibrant patterns.
Marjorie Galen was born in Brooklyn many years before it was hip to live there. She likes to make things and then write about the process. Some of her favorite things to make are chocolate chip cookies, quilts, doll dresses, embroidered hankies, and hand knitted socks.
She is the author of two craft books for kids and families, and is currently working on a new sewing book (this time one for adults).
To reach the store call (201) 626-READ or visit