This might just be the favorite Japanese sewing book in my stash so far.
Just look at that sweet tulle dress on the front page. Adorable.
Here's the description from the Tuttle website:
Sew stylish DIY dresses with an elegant flair using this easy-to-follow sewing book.
- Gathered-skirt dresses with lacy overlays
- Simple, elegant shifts and empire-waist styles
- An easy, flattering shirtwaist dress
- A pintucked smock style dress
- Shirt and blouse combos that allow you to mix and match
- Dresses sporting a few well-place frills for a look that's both girly and subtle
- Little bolero jackets for when you want a little more coverage
- And more…
My favorite. The printed tunic - design V. You can see my take on the pattern at the bottom of the post.
Most of the styles in the book are loose fitting/oversized. So everyday me. And even if the styles are designed for more petite persons than me (I'm almost 180 cm tall and a European size 40/42....on a good day), I have no trouble with fit.
Many of the designs are easy to make - and of course you are guided through each and every one of them. You do have to add seam allowances, but it's thorougly described with every design where and how much you need to add.
A great book - also if you are new to this sewing thing.
And here's view V. This is my most worn piece at the time. The poly/rayion fabric is from Stofdepotet