Friday, April 26, 2013

pattern review friday: japanese pattern book

I bought my first Japanese pattern book in 2011, but I have to admit that it took me a while to actually use one of the patterns.  Once I did, I was hooked!  The pattern for this tunic ... affectionately called Mae's scrubs :) ... came from this book:

This is pattern "c" in a size 90.  It fits very much like an 18-24 months size in the US.  The diagrams were very easy to follow, and the end result is a very well designed tunic.  Although it really does look like Mae's wearing scrubs!

main fabric: Just Wing It turquoise flowers by Moda
bias trim: Michael Miller Red with white pindot double fold bias trim
The pants are from Old Navy and the white long sleeve shirt is from H&M.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is at the least an intermediate sewer.  It might be difficult for the beginner sewer simply because there are no English directions and some of the techniques are slightly more advanced.

I recently purchased two more Japanese pattern books.  This one:


And this one:

 I hope that they are just as enjoyable to use as the one I already have, and I look forward to reviewing a some of the patterns in the next few months :)

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