Browsing the archives for the Book Reviews category

Magazine review – Sewing Pochee Spring 2014


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 (I’m not an affiliate to by the way, in case you were wondering) But I use […]

Book Review – Straight Line Sewing Dresses by Sato Watanabe

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We had a one week school holiday last week, which meant very little time for any sewing or blogging. One thing I look forward to during the March school holidays, is the Kinokuniya book sale! Unfortunately I did not find many newly released books. Or maybe I have ruined my own “real-live” shopping experience by […]

Magazine review – Cucito Winter / Early Spring 2014

I bought this magazine in December while I was in Japan, to learn about the latest fabric releases of the season and to help inspire me on my fabric shopping trips. This issue is for winter + early spring, and includes a back to school sewing special. Since it is a winter+early spring special, the […]

Book Review – Easy Sewing for Beginners

I bought this book in Japan for the birthday giveway, loved it so much that I had to get my own. So I did! It’s actually a sewing book for beginners, and despite having sewn for many years, I still feel like a beginner sometimes. There are many techniques that I have not mastered. This […]

Magazine Review – Cotton Time Magazine


Happy New Year everyone! It seems that I gave myself a much longer holiday than I planned to, and here’s why. I was back last week of December but had to deal with a number of issues including a mountain full of laundry, getting ready for the new school term, lots of Christmas and New year […]

Book Review – Dress Style Book

Today’s book review is not a newly published book but something that I’ve had for a while. The book is called Dress Style Book and it’s a great source for all the dress patterns you can possibly think of. I have seen this book many times but was never really inspired to check it out. […]

Book Review – She has a mannish style


Recent find at the Kinokuniya Sale during the first week of November. I have not seen this book before but it’s actually not a new title. In fact it was released 3 years ago! Published in November 2010 by Bunka. The book is called 気分はマニッシュ by 高田祐子 (Yuko Takada) who is a graduate of Fashion studies from […]

Book Review – Neat and Lovely Girls’ Dresses 100-160cm


I made a last ditch effort to dig around the archives for this book review, I was so sure that I had reviewed it, partly because I remember being really excited about its release and I bought it as soon as it was available (that was some time in May or June). But I could […]

Book Review – Girls Style Book in English


Those of you who visit my blog regularly may have realized that I have been slow to update recently. My eldest was having her exams and I know it sounds ridiculous but it meant that I was not able to blog and sew as often as I liked since our “work areas” are next to […]