Browsing the blog archives for December, 2011

How to Make – 作り方

A typical Japanese sewing or pattern book usually starts with gorgeous pictures of cute models in the finished projects, sometimes followed by a summary of all the projects available in the book. At the end of the pretty pictures, before you dive into the patterns+instructions per se, there is usually a page indicating size information […]

Getting started with Japanese sewing books + patterns – choose the right one!

It goes without saying that even if you are shopping for a sewing book in your own preferred language, you should get one that is suited for your proficiency level. Similarly, for Japanese sewing books, there are books suited for different levels. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to tell by the cover, and it […]