These photos have been sitting in my phone for at least a month, waiting to be uploaded. Now that the exams are over, I finally have time to write up my book review!
Today I will be reviewing the second book from Couturier Sewing Class – titled Good Clothes for Adults (translated literally 😛 ) Those of you who have read my previous review of the first book will know that I’m a big fan of this book, for the easy, quick sewing and very wearable pieces. Great for busy mums like me. I made 3 tops out of the previous book, and I’ve already made 1 from this one!
A quick glance at the contents page, showing you all the projects available in this book. There are tops, bottoms, dresses, even a bag pattern.
Here are some of my favourites
A two-tone pullover, matched with a gathered yoke pants
A raglan sleeve dress, I love the use of the eyelets on the puff sleeve.
All-in-one. That was the title given to this outfit, but it’s more like a jumpsuit? Made in knit material.
A classic but probably very useful pattern to have – a simple slip.
This was the one I made. V-neck pullover. Love the simple styling and it was a very quick sew.
A longer variation of the same pattern – A V-neck dress.
A simple pullover (again, this was the name given to this top in the book) I prefer to call it a boat-neck top? One of my favourite necklines and I think I will make this next.
A couple of simple tote bags with frill details all around. Simple but cute!
Bottle-Neck Coat. I can’t find this particular style using English search terms, but in Japanese, it turns up a lot of results for bottle neck coats on sale. It seems to describe a coat style which is collarless, with the top flaps overlapping and buttoned down, well, like the one above.
One Tuck Skirt. While it looks like a wrap skirt, it really is just a tuck in the front. Oh, and one more at the back as well. So does that make it a two-tuck skirt instead? ;P
This is a top variation of the raglan sleeve dress you saw earlier. And here you can see the gathered shoulders and how puffy the sleeves really are.
The other is for the two-tone pullover/dress variation.
Sizes for this book range from S-LL, please refer to the size chart above. These are actual body measurements and not finished garment sizes. The words in the table on the left column are : Height, Bust, Waist and Hip. It may also help to know that the model in the book is 170cm tall, useful if you need to make amendments to the length.
The standard how-to-make section,
Followed by the actual size pattern pieces.
and I end this book review with a book flip-through video, so that you can see the rest of the book. Follow me on instagram as that is where I post all my book flip-through videos first!
Title : Couturier Sewing Class – Good Clothes for Adults
Japanese title : Couturier Sewing Class 大人にいい服
ISBN No. : 9784529055666
Sizes : S,M,L,LL