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Ready to Wear
by Chloe Taylor and Nancy Zhang


Overview - A tween fashion designer s blog garners A-list attention in this chic start to a new middle grade series.
Over the summer, fashion-loving Zoey Webber gets the best news ever: Her middle school is getting rid of uniforms There s just one problem.
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Overview
A tween fashion designer s blog garners A-list attention in this chic start to a new middle grade series.
Over the summer, fashion-loving Zoey Webber gets the best news ever: Her middle school is getting rid of uniforms There s just one problem. Zoey has sketchbooks full of fashion designs, but nothing to wear So with a little help from her best friends Kate and Priti, she learns to make her own clothes. She even begins to post her fashion design sketches online in a blog. That s how the Sew Zoey blog begins, and soon it becomes much more.
Zoey s quirky style makes her a bit of a misfit at middle school, but her Sew Zoey blog quickly gains a dedicated following. Real fashion designers start to read it Yet even as her blog takes off, Zoey still has to deal with homework, crushes, and P.E. class. And when the principal asks her to design a dress for the school s fashion-show fund-raiser, Zoey can t wait to start sewing But what will happen when her two worlds collide?"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442479333
  • ISBN-10: 1442479337
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 164
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: Sew Zoey #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Clothing & Dress
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Computers & Digital Media

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-04-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

An aspiring fashion designer is the affable heroine of this first book in the Sew Zoey series. When Zoey Webber’s middle school drops its uniform requirement, she tells her two best friends, “After all these years of all dressing alike, we can finally be ourselves.” That takes more courage than Zoey anticipates: after her friends encourage her to start a fashion blog to showcase her designs, Zoey wears an outfit of her own creation on the first day of school, including a skirt with inside-out seams, a necktie belt, and high-tops with neon laces. Mocked by the class mean girls as well as a teacher, Zoey realizes that “standing out from crowd was kind of scary.” But with the support of her friends, a few adult allies, and the memories of her own late mother, Zoey’s sewing skills and confidence blossom. In a smoothly written story of overcoming challenges with ingenuity and style, Taylor shows a knack for characterization and dialogue, and her detailed descriptions of Zoey’s designs will entice young fashionistas. On Pins and Needles pubs simultaneously. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 8–12. (June)

 
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