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Japanese Sewing Pattern Book

Until I started blogging, and reading other sewing blogs, I had no idea about the popularity of Japanese sewing pattern books. Being half Japanese, I'd grown up . Feb 14, Explore mitzi bohannon's board "japanese sewing books and patterns" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Japanese sewing, Book crafts and. Mar 25, Explore Sharon Marie Madagan's board "Japanese Sewing Books and Patterns", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about.

Some of the dresses are stylish in a sweet, retro way, but a few look like children's clothing sized to fit adults, making them a little too precious-looking for most adults to wear. The directions for assembling the garments assume significant knowledge of clothing construction--there is no basic how-to information provided. Patterns for sizes 6 are included. Considering the number of patterns in the book and my fabric stash the possibilities are endless. Even a penny pincher like me can see that the cost of the book with twenty-six patterns included is an absolute bargain! So many of the styles are perfect for layering and leggings," --Sweeter Than Cupcakes Blog blog "Stylish Dress Book is the book that really fueled the popularity of Japanese sewing pattern books internationally. Even though the original Japanese version was published back in , Stylish Dress Book remains extremely Using Japanese-origin books as crafting manuals, even when well translated, is always a bit of an adventure; this book is a good place to start if so inclined.

There is a 1 cm seam allowance, and notice you want to leave a 2. Now pin the waistband in place along the top of the skirt right sides together, and sew with a 1 cm seam allowance. So the right side of the skirt faces out, and the right side of the waistband faces in.

Fold the unsewn edge of the waistband piece up 1 cm and press. This would of course be done more easily before you sew the waistband on! Topstitch in place. You had folded and pressed it into place in earlier steps. Step 7: Insert elastic into the waistband. Stitch the ends together as shown. And done!

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You have a skirt! I also want to point out that while I had Sanae check my translation, nearly everything I am providing below is taken using my four pieces of advice plus a little graphic studying. Pretty familiar, right?

Sew the two bias button loops from 3x3cm squares, noting the slightly curved seam line. Trim the seam allowance to 0. Using a needle and thread, flip that puppy right side out.

Step 2: Sew the shoulders. Sew the front and back bodice pieces together at the shoulder. See how the diagram shows that the seams are pressed open? Press those seams open. Focus on the pictures and your knowledge of garment construction. Step 3: Sew the front and back bodice yoke pieces together. Base the button loops to the right side of the back bodice piece so that when you put the outer and inner bodice pieces right side together, it will be sandwiched as shown.

Sew the with right sides facing. Sew along the dashed lines with the 1 cm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance in half from 1 cm to 0. Also clip the curves of the neckline as shown. Turn the sewn bodice right side out. But I know how to construct a bodice, and so do you.

Also, the picture looks like a skirt piece. Your pattern piece has a mark indicating how far down you should make this cut. Spread the piece apart along the cut line, following the arrows out.

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That character on the skirt in parentheses? Back up to the top right graphic, you see to press the bias strip first out, then press the edge up 0.

Next, press the whole shebang to the right side and topstitch. Trim the edges. Fold your skirt piece in half and stitch along the bottom of the bias strip on the diagonal as indicated. Turn your piece out… press to the wrong side. Step 5: Sew your skirt side seams. Finish your edges as desired, press. Step 6: Finish the armholes on the skirt. That indicates its the right side , sew the bias strips to the each armhole on the skirt piece. Trim the seam allowance in half.

Turn the bias strip out, press, then turn the unsewn edge in and press. Press and pin the bias strip in place, topstitch. You should have added 4 cm or so to your skirt pieces for the hem allowance.

Press the edge up 2 cm, then again another 2 cm. Step 8: Sew gathering stitches on the front and back skirt pieces. Step 9: Assemble the dress. Gather your skirt pieces to match the width of the bodice. Flip that bodice up, press, and topstitch as indicated.


With knits I cut the large with no seam allowances and it ends up working well with the stretch of the fabric. The exception is if I want it to turn out as a tunic top instead of a dress. Then the length is pretty close for me. Her comment made me realize that I need to measure the actual pattern pieces and see how much ease there is.

Maybe I jumped the gun in my post on Everyday Dresses , in which I complained that size L was too small for me. So it turns out EmSewCrazy is correct about ease. Also, I have a small bust, which is a benefit for working with Japanese patterns.

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Thus size L may indeed be fit you quite well. The book Basic Black by Sato Watanabe does provide finished measurements. Some of the garments are fitted and some are designed to fit more loosely. She provides measurements for the different designs.

I just checked this book out from my local library. I really like the skirts and dresses in it. I do wear black a lot — though I think any of the patterns in the book can be made with any colors or prints you want.

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