It’s time for Spring sewing! With Sewing Pochee magazine vol.17.
Main feature of this issue – Dresses and Tunics. Other than sewing for adults, there are also sewing for accessories like bags, wallets, hair accessories, as well as some kids patterns. Let’s take a look!
Zakka craft feature – Metal frame purses patterns and a 2 page sewing lesson with full color step-by-step photographs.
Apron dresses for everyday wear
Love the use of leather straps on this one!
Tunic dresses – there were lots of tunic dresses, about 12 patterns in all, so I am only picking out my favourites to show you.
Gathered tiered tunic
I’m not really a fan of the fabric used on this but I like the pleats and ribbon tie, plus there is a 4 page detailed sewing lesson for this particular tunic.
Interspersed between the projects are interesting little features like this one about the sewing machines used by famous sewing bloggers/authors of sewing books. Recognize any of them?
A peek into the behind the scenes at Check & Stripe Fabrics.
More sewing projects : Bags and wallets for Springtime!
Remember the book review on Fuko Basics I did last week? I know many of you are in love with that book and the designs. There are adult versions for 2 of the projects made in that book.
The white pleated blouse,
and the relax dress that I love so much! I need to buy a whole lot of knit fabric to make 3 of these for me and my girls
and look, there’s a Men’s Polo Shirt pattern as well! Unfortunately there is only one size – Free Size.
According to the pattern instructions, the finished dimensions of the shirt are
Chest – 102cm, Length – 68cm.
Next up – matching outfits for Mum and Kids.
Matching tiered gathered dress designed by NANATONE
There are also some cute outfits for kids, like this little sailor shirt for boys (by hahaco of www.hahaco-handmade.com)
Gathered Culottes by petit etalage
Here are the size charts for the projects included. All units are in cm.
The table on the top is for Adult (Ladies), Leftmost column – Bust/Waist/Hip/Height (based on 160cm for all sizes)
The table below is for Kids, Leftmost column – Height/Bust/Waist/Hip
Other than the detailed sewing lessons, the rest of the project instructions look like this. Not full color, but the shading helps in identifying right and wrong sides of the fabric.
A closer look at the diagrams
2 large actual size pattern sheets attached.
PLUS, an exciting announcement for a new craft magazine called tukutte that will be out in April! The magazine is published every two months and the most exciting thing about it is that every issue inclues a handicraft kit.
The list of free kits lined up for next year is already listed!
Can’t wait to get my hands on it. I sure hope they don’t leave the kit out for overseas shipping.
Title : Sewing Pochee Spring 2014
ISBN : 978-4-529-05316-7
Publisher : Nihon-Vogue