Today’s translation request is for Amy, who needed help with the Japanese sewing pattern for the Cap sleeve blouse from this book by Yoshiko Tsukiori. It is still one of my favorite reference books for all the detailed pictures of sewing techniques. Read my full book review here. Or buy it from cdJapan via the link below (aff link)
The following translation is for the Cap sleeve blouse on page 10-11.
110cm wide Polka dot print linen :
– for sizes 7-11 : 1.6m
– for sizes 13,15 : 1.8m
Interfacing (based on 90cm width) : 30cm
In the table of Completed dimensions, the Japanese terms in the table are as follows
★Attach interfacing to front and back facing pieces
★On the bottom edge of the facing pieces, Zig zag/overlock the raw edges.
- On the top front bodice piece, make gathers, and sew together to the bottom front bodice piece. (refer to page 24). Zig zag/overlock the seam allowance of both pieces that have been sewn together.
- Sew the shoulder seams of the front and back bodice as well as the front and back facing pieces (refer to page 32). Press the seams open.
- On the sleeve opening edge, make a double fold hem. Gather the shoulder edge of the sleeve and attach to the bodice.
- Sew around the neckline of the facing to the bodice. Turn the garment right side out and topstitch around the neckline (refer to page 32)
- Sew the left armhole between the bodice and facing pieces. Turn right side out (refer to page 33)
- Sew the right armhole between the bodice and facing pieces, turn right side out (refer to pg 34)
- Sew the side seams of the facing and the bodice all the way through to the hem. (refer to pg 34). Zig zag/serge both layers of seam allowances together.
- Finish the bottom edge with a double fold hem (see page 59)
- Top stitch around the armholes.
Hope this helps Amy! Please share a photo of your finished blouse with us when you are done!