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Book Review – The Best Dresses

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I’m sorry for posting later and later into the week. I have been bogged down by work earlier this week and hopefully next week will be back to normal. My list of translation requests is growing too (sorry to keep you waiting!) and I’ve been wanting to do up some sewing videos too, but just […]

Book Review – Clean and Natural

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I’m back from vacation! It was really great to get away for one whole week, not having to check my email from work was really stress relieving and the cool temperatures of Adelaide was a welcome change from the searing hot weather we’ve been having for the past month. We stayed in a lovely seaside […]

Book Review – Making clothes for my own style

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I had so many ambitious sewing plans for the June holidays! Including having real sewing lessons with my daughters. So far we have only managed to make 1 shoebag, and the rest of the time seemed to have zoomed by in a flash with other activities and a birthday celebration. I didn’t even find time […]

Magazine Review – Cotton Time May 2014

The covers of Cotton Time magazines never fail to brighten up my day. Look at this pretty and super colorful mix of bags, zakka, accessories…. Yes, all these projects and more are included in this month’s edition. Fabric freebie! A 40x26cm wide piece from Sweet Charms fabric design range by Cosmo-tex. It’s the same fabric […]

Book Sneak Preview – Basic Black

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This book is not out in the bookstores yet but thanks to the very kind folks at Tuttle, I received a copy for a sneak preview. The title of the book is Basic Black, and needless to say, all the garments featured are black. Have no fear if you are not a fan of wearing […]

Book Review – Magazine Pattern School

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Today’s book review is a book I bought without having any idea what is inside. I bought it purely because of the description on the cover. (Note that there aren’t any real photos of the completed pieces unless you count the tiny ones on the bottom right hand corner) From the top – You are […]

Magazine Review – Cucito Spring 2014

Today we are going to take a look at the Spring Issue of Cucito  2014. This issue will satisfy anyone who loves sailor suits. Especially adorable on children! The sailor tops come in boys, girls and even an adult version for Mom! (in S,M,L sizes) There are also patterns for bottoms that will go well […]

Book Review – Stylish Skirts (in English)

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Another Japanese sewing book that has been translated to English, Yay! Adding that to the growing list :) This is another translated book by Sato Watanabe, the other being I Am Cute Dresses: 25 Simple Designs to Sew.  There’s another one coming soon sometime in July - Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe. I hope […]

Magazine review – Sewing Pochee Spring 2014

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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 […]

Book Review – FU-KO basics

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Have you been waiting for me to review this book since you saw me post its arrival on Instagram? Ever since I started blogging about monthly new releases, I have been increasingly drawn to shopping directly from amazon.co.jp. (I’m not an affiliate to amazon.co.jp by the way, in case you were wondering) But I use […]