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February is Girls’ Dresses Month

February 4, 2013

For the last two weeks, I have been busy sewing up dresses for both myself and the girls, because the Lunar New Year is just around the corner! The yearly tradition is that everyone should be decked from top to bottom in new clothes and go around visiting friends and relatives. What this means for the handmade+sewing obsessed Mum that I am, is lots of sewing. So far I’ve completed 4 dresses and 2 sets of pajamas for the girls, as well as 2 dresses for myself! All in two weeks. Even I’m impressed. ;P

And so, it seems only natural, that this month’s theme is going to revolve around girls’ dresses. For the next couple of weeks I will be doing a couple of book reviews and blog posts about fabrics suitable for Girls’ Dresses. There will also be a free pattern+tutorial released on the last week of the month. I hope those of you who don’t have little girls will still find it interesting. Maybe you could do some sewing for a niece or a best friend’s daughter? 🙂

To kick off “Girls’ Dresses Month”, here’s a free dress pattern from I have linked up to the clover free patterns page before in a previous post but I do not recall seeing this particular pattern. In fact, I found this pattern through a direct link from another website and not from their main website. On the heading of the page it says 2003 Summer Sewing campaign so I guess it must be quite an old pattern from the archives. Nevertheless, it is a cute pattern and it’s even designed by the famous Yoshiko Tsukiori. I believe she must be one of the more well known Japanese sewing book author since a number of her books have been translated to English (and I heard more are on the way). There is only one pattern on this page but it is a very detailed pattern. There are properly drafted patterns for sizes 95cm-130cm and there are even step by step photographs. Isn’t it a super cute dress? 🙂

All the PDF links are under the main picture, see the links to click below.


Start sewing this cute dress ahead of time for spring and summer!

Hope you like today’s free pattern. Will be back on Thursday with a fabrics post.

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  • Reply Jaya February 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    thank you for such a pretty pattern! i love your website, you give such easy instructions to find my way around japanese instructions… very much appreciated!

  • Reply Nicole March 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    You have really a great blog! Greetings from Germany sending Nicole

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books March 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Nicole! 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth H. March 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Love this cute little dress!

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