japanese pattern books

Big Clothes and Small Clothes – Pattern ‘I’

Here’s my latest make and another pattern from Asuka Hamada’s really and truly excellent book – Big Clothes and Small Clothes (see my last post for where to buy). This book is my absolute 5 star go-to favourite right now, even to…

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The little dress that could

If you’re looking for a girl’s dress pattern that’ll last a little longer than your average make, how’s this for picture proof? Five years on and Stella (above) is still wearing (and loving) the dress that Colette made for her…

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Pattern Review – Japanese M Patterns (M137)

Here’s a great jersey top creation made by Margaret in our 100% Modal jersey Teal Matisse Jersey.    The pattern used is Japanese M pattern – M137, a boat neck top with cuffed magyar sleeves. Thanks Margaret for letting us share your creation…

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Sewing Tessuti – a blogging round up

Be it face to face in-store or face to screen via a blog, we are always so thrilled to see our fabric made up. Invariably, there’s a thought that goes through our mind or words that spring from our mouths…

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Beginners Sewing Workshop – Nani Iro Top

Today we took a group of 6 super keen beginner sewers through the process of sewing together a simple top. Starting from scratch eg. selecting the fabric, cutting out, sewing, and all finishing off with a garment to be proud…

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Pattern Review – Girl’s Style Book (X)

  Happy New Year folks! We hope you and yours enjoyed good times over the Christmas break. You’ll have noticed, not unusually for this time of the year, that our blog has copped a bit of neglect over the last…

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Cape. Cute.

Here’s some cute for you. A little cape that Melbourne regular Helen made for her granddaughter Scarlett (my how she’s grown!). The pattern is ‘M’, from this Japanese book:   The outer fabric, a navy self-patterned wool, is unfortunately sold…

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