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Magazine review – Sewing Pochee vol. 15 Spring 2013

April 16, 2013


Time for another Spring magazine! Today’s review is on Sewing Pochee volume 15.

Sewing Pochee is one of my favourite books/magazine. But I realized I haven’t done a review on it for a while now (last one was done a year ago).

Spring wear is mainly about layering pieces, so these can be worn individually or layered on. This is a long shirt dress which can be worn like a coat as well.

A similar shirt but in a shorter version with a peter pan collar and ribbon tie in the front.

And it comes with step by step photos!

Close up of the process.

A side slit tunic which you can leave untied (on the left model) or tied up (on right model)

V-neck tunic in khaki linen.

V-neck blouse with frill sleeves and ribbon tie detail at the back

Butterfly sleeve tunic.

My favourite section in this book! Do you remember this book that I reviewed – Everyday Clothes for GirlsΒ ? Well, they have reproduced the same patterns in adult sizes! Which means…

I can now make a matching smock blouse for myself to match the ones I made for my girls πŸ™‚

This is a the dress version of the smock blouse, without the buttons in front.

Another adult version from the book – border print (stripes) coat.

Then there are Mama and Girl matching sets,

Mama and Boy matching sets, and wait there’s more!

Papa and Boy matching sets! For far too long the fathers have been left out of the handmade love. Now you can make matching outfits for father and son. Start working on this now for Father’s Day?

Close up of Papa’s shirt

There is also a two-color pants pattern but in boy sizes only.

Simple projects for lazy sewing days πŸ™‚ Sewing without patterns!

Very pretty tulle skirt.

As with all sewing magazines, there are usually sections devoted to crafters, bloggers and a peek into their sewing room for some sewing room envy. Her fabric storage cabinet is made from recycled vintage kindergarten cubby holes!

Vintage drawers for storing patterns, tools and notions.

Other than clothes, there are also patterns for bags and accessories.

An insulated lunch bag

Jazz up your measuring tape with these cute covers.

Dress up your soap (yes! soap) with some decoupage.

Now for the how-to-make section. There are some basic techniques that will be used throughout the projects. Everything is in diagram form which makes it easy to understand. You can also cross reference the techniques by matching the names when you come across it in the how-to-make.

Most of the how-to-make pages look like the one below.

There are very few text instructions which in a way is good because not much translation is necessary. Follow the order of make using the numbers on the main diagram.

A closeup of the diagrams.

The sizes included for this book are :
Adult (ladies) : S,M,L,LL
Kids : 100,110,120,130

Sewing Pochee vol.15(2013spring) / Nihon Vogue

Title :Β Sewing Pochee vol.15(2013spring) (Heart Warming Life Series)
Click on link to buy (affiliate link)
ISBN : 978-4-529-05178-1
Publisher : Nihon Vogue
Next week I will go through the latest Cucito Spring 2013, and maybe a giveaway is coming up πŸ˜‰ so be sure to check back often!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Gaye April 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Some pieces are so lovely but after I make them hubby laughs at it and say it looks like pjs. Sigh… Dunno if its my fabric choice or my skill.
    ;p
    So I am having a break from making.

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