Sewing for your girls: Book review and GIVEAWAY!May 04, 2015
A couple of months ago, I was kindly given a copy of the latest Japanese sewing book by Tuttle Publishing - Sewing for your girls, by Yoshiko Tsukiori.
I love Japanese sewing books, and many of them are now written in English as well as Japanese (this one included). Tuttle Publishing have published many lovely sewing books, many of which you may have seen around blogtown. I was asked by Tuttle if I would like to review this, their latest sewing book, as well as give one away to one of my lovely readers!
The book is beautifully laid out and so nice to look at for a start! The instructions are photographic with written detail and I would say this book is suitable for the confident beginner - to advanced sewer. You need to have some sewing knowledge but the photos and instructions really take you through the process of making each garment. The book offers eight basic patterns as well as adaptations (including patterns) for each pattern, ie. how you can alter the pattern to make it unique. The patterns do not include seam allowances and the sizing is from 3-8 years.
I chose pattern one and I made my own adaptations.
I made the neck opening facing slightly bigger and put it on the outside of the dress so I could use some contrast fabric. I also added an extra pockets and altered the d the bottom to use some more contrast fabric.
Emily is loving posing for my photos lately and dances around the garden and puts her head on the side and smiles for me. She is the sweetest!
The fabrics are used are a vintage pillow case for the main dress and this pretty floral from Miss Matatabi for the contrast pieces.
Emily was kept interested in this photoshoot by frequently checking on this palette of lip gloss given to her big sister for her birthday.
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Emily says 'Good Luck!' and thank you very much Tuttle and Yoshiko for the lovely book!