Monday, March 7, 2011

#BookReview: Ms. Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing - Kathy Cano-Murillo

Scarlet Santana is a spitfire.  With two degrees in engineering, her family wants her to settle down and work a real job.  Scarlet, however, has her own ideas.

By day she works for local designer, Carly Fontaine.  At night, and in her spare time, she designs her own wardrobe and items to sell on her Etsy site and blogs about her heroine, Daisy de la Flora. The deceased Daisy was a designer and person Scarlet most admires.  Through her blog, she shares with her readers her dreams and passion for living a Daisy-inspired life.

Given the chance to attend a designer's program offered by the late Daisy's nephew, Scarlet creates her own class to teach others the style of patternless sewing that her Nana taught her, in an effort to raise money.  It's through this class that the reader meets a variety of characters that could all use some help with getting their lives on track, Scarlet included.

An absolutely delightful read, you'll find that Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing is a book that you won't want to put down once you start it.  Kathy Cano-Murillo creates such strong female characters that you can't help cheering for them and hoping they reach whatever goal it is they've set.

What did you like about this book?
I loved the friendships all of the women shared, even though their backgrounds were remarkably different and they had little to nothing in common.

What didn't you like about this book?
I honestly can't think of a thing.

What could the author do to improve this book?
I would have loved to see some sketches of the outfits Scarlet created.  The way the author described them made them sound quite stylish.

Published March 2011
Disclosure: ARC received from publisher.

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