Shirring and smocking

It’s time for Sew Japanese in January over on Instagram, so I had a bit of a fossick in my many Japanese sewing books. I really wanted to use the cotton lawn that I recently dyed, using coreopsis flowers, assorted windfall flora and a lac dip. I used the new pot and gas burner that […]

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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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