Japanese sewing books, Sewing

Drape drape 2 one piece side drape top

I made this before we went away in December and then forgot that I’d made it. I found it during a recent cull of clothing and was so delighted. It’s from the drape drape 2 Japanese pattern book It’s the second garment I’ve made from this book (the asymmetrical top being the other one), and I can’t wait […]

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Japanese sewing books, Sewing, Stashbusting

Simply Sewn quilted jacket

I was going to entitle this post “Japanese sewing books for beginners” because if anyone is nervous about Japanese sewing patterns, then this is the book for them! First, however, my jacket. What can I say? I adore it! Back view first so that you can see the awesome hood. Then a rather untidy front view, […]

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Japanese sewing books

Kimono top

I used dress J from the Sweet Dress Book to stashbust this lovely piece of silk chiffon brought back from South Africa as a gift from my friend S. This is a very simple pattern; well it was once I had sorted out how the sleeves worked :).   I think that were I to make […]

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Japanese sewing books, refashion

Dreams of snails?

I think this says “dreams of snails”? This fabric had me paralysed. It is a beautiful silk scarf that was a gift, I knew I wouldn’t wear it as a scarf, and I really didn’t want to waste it. It has a lovely snail design in quite vivid colours I washed it and it went […]

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