Japanese sewing patterns

Upside-Down Bolero Jacket Refashion

I made this cute little jacket and took pics late last year and then promptly forgot about them. Hence the longer hair. I can always date makes by my hair length! This is the Upside-Down Bolero Jacket from Shape Shape 2 that I refashioned from a goodwill dress. I made this for my ASG talk/trunk […]

Drape Drape no.16 Dress with Gathered Sleeves

Last month I presented a trunk show/talk on Japanese sewing patterns to my local chapter of ASG (American Sewing Guild) . Prepping, I went through my books and picked out a few designs to whip up that would showcase some of my favorite designs.  I’m always intrigued by how different Japanese patterns are from American

Blush Linen Shape Shape Sleeveless Blouse

I’ve got a very simple make to share with you today. A darted tank in a lovely blush linen,  the Shape Shape Sleeveless Blouse.  This is my second go at this pattern.  I don’t know why it took me so long to make another one. I wear the original white linen version constantly. You can

Wave Wrap Skirt Shape Shape 2

I’m a beach girl at heart so this wave print was bought up immediately after spotting it. It’s a beautifully drawn image of waves in a gorgeous lightweight cotton woven.  I love the blue tones that fade to the peach and cream plus just a touch of vivid lime, purple and red.  It took me

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