dimanche 14 août 2011

Japanese Sewing Books

While walking around San Francisco's Japan Town we came across a japanese bookstore and sure enough they had japanese sewing books inside! I've seen many gorgeous garments made from these books and had been wanting to flip through them for a while. This was my chance!





They had quite an extensive selection, including Pattern Magic volume 1,2 and 3.

I came out of the store with this one, which I hadn't actually seen anywhere until then. I think the English Title is "Sweet Wardrobe".


I like the casual style of the clothes. Unlike many of the other books, the garments in this one are a bit more structured, not as loose, and not as "girly". They are simple but could easily be chic with the right fabric and details.

Here's a selection of my favorite patterns:


Simple jacket with braided neckline edges



loose fitting pants and cute bateau-neck shirt



rain jacket and little cape

But the one that definitely urged me to purchase this book was this coat, that I find so simple yet gorgeous.



For an extensive list of all japan sewing books, and to see finished projects, check out the Japan couture addict blog and makesomething...

4 commentaires:

  1. www.nattysbuttonsandribbons.com31 août 2011 02:13

    Sweet wardrobe is a fantastic... I'm looking forward to see what you'll make!

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  2. Dear Josette,

    This sewing book is really fantastic. Me, too, fell in love with this beautiful coat. Would you mind sharing the book numbers (ISBN-10 / ISBN-13)? I´d like to orderthe book but obviously it´s written in Japanese language... makes google queries impossible...

    Much love from Germany,
    Mira

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    1. Hi Mira
      this is the number:
      ISBN978-4-579-11300-2
      I'm positive I have seen this book translated in english on Amazon or somwhere. I hope you find it!
      Thank you for reading this post!
      Melanie

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    2. Thanks a lot, Melanie, I will find it.

      I love your blog! Your new pullover is really beautiful.

      Love!
      mira

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