Category Archives: Japanese

Box Dress (D) no.2 – Stylish Dress Book

I have fulfilled my desire of making another boat neck Box Dress (D) in a printed fabric and I am delighted with it! This sewing pattern is from the Japanese  ‘Stylish Dress Book – simple smocks, dresses and tops’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori and the … Continue reading

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Baggy Capris – Simply Sewn Book

These Baggy Capris were made from the Japanese sewing book of Simply Sewn: clothes for every season book by Michiyo Ito (the Designer of May Me). Please look at my Bolero Cardigan/Shrug post for this book review. The book recommends using a cotton fabric … Continue reading

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Box Dress (D) – Stylish Dress Book

This is my third dress from the Japanese  ‘Stylish Dress Book – simple smocks, dresses and tops’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori. This dress (D) features on the book’s cover. I love the style of this dress, especially the boat neck and sleeves. I used a lightweight wool/cashmere blend … Continue reading

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Apron Dress (in corduroy) – Stylish Dress Book

Here is another Apron Dress, made this time in a lovely soft and lightweight floral print corduroy (I could not resist making another one)! Also see my Apron Dress made in a denim look linen. This sewing pattern (G) was taken from the Japanese  … Continue reading

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Bolero Cardigan/Shrug – Simply Sewn Book

This bolero cardigan/shrug was made from the Japanese sewing book of Simply Sewn: clothes for every season book by Michiyo Ito (the Designer of May Me). I saw Anna’s shrug and knew that I had to make one in a lightweight soft wool. The … Continue reading

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Kimono Dress to Kimono Top – New Look Workroom 6120

This is a Newlook Workroom (Project Runway) sewing pattern and it began as a Kimono Dress with an Obi belt which I made from a lovely silk crepe fabric. Although there was nothing wrong with the dress, I only wore it … Continue reading

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Apron Dress (in linen) – Stylish Dress Book

I have made the Apron/Pinafore/Jumper Dress (whatever you want to call it) at last! I was inspired to make this dress by the lovely versions of Anna and Marilla. I have several Japanese dress books which I love to look at, however, I … Continue reading

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Tokyo Tie-Bag – Sew Everything Workshop Book

Here is my Tokyo Tie-Bag – all of my April projects have been dedicated to Japanese style. This Bag is from the book Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. I will write a separate review about this book at a later date. … Continue reading

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Kimono Robe/Jacket – New Look Workroom 6072

Its another Japanese style project with this Kimono Robe/Jacket (version A) from Project Runway. You could make this a jacket or a robe depending on the fabric choice. I like the simplicity of Japanese style and the more relaxed fit. I have several … Continue reading

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Slouchy Cardigan – Fashion with Fabric Book

I could not resist the winning combination of knit fabric, cardigan and kimono in The Slouchy Cardigan from the Fashion With Fabric Book by Claire-Louise Hardie (The Thrifty Stitcher), a sewing Producer of The Great British Sewing Bee – please see my last post for this Book … Continue reading

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