Pepper is getting a dress made for a special occasion. It's the first dress that has ever been made just for her, and she wants it to be perfect. But what pattern is right for her? Pepper is particular, and nothing works at first. Dotted Swiss? Too plain. Houndstooth? Not enough color. Pinstripe? Too glum. As Pepper learns about each fabric, she finds a reason why it's just not the one. Will Pepper ever be able to find the perfect pattern?
Julie Kraulis takes readers on a journey through gorgeous patterns and their origins--from the mountains of Switzerland to the green grass of Scotland--in search of Pepper's ideal pattern. The incredible illustrations make for a dress, a character and a book that are impossible to forget.
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I wish there were more picture books like this one out there! Clothing construction is becoming a lost art for young people but A Pattern for Pepper helps a young girl pick a material pattern for a new dress to wear to tea with her grandmother. It playfully illustrates fabrics like herringbone, tartan plaid and dotted swiss giving just a little history about each fabric Pepper observes. After she picks the pattern the author shows the process of using a sewing pattern to create the dress. Great book to encourage textile arts or just for fun!