• Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom

    Sew your own chic and original dresses with this stylish sewing book.Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the sew-it-yourself Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this Japanese sewing book (in English) gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for unique Japanese fashion—26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops—pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today's carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to develop your unique style with ease and confidence.

    • Brand: Brand: Tuttle Publishing
    • ASIN: 0804843155

  • Make Your Own Japanese Clothes: Patterns and Ideas for Modern Wear

    Classical elegance. Loose-fitting comfort. Versatility. Functional design. These are just some of the reasons why traditional Japanese clothes have captured the imagination of modern fashion designers and stylish dressers around the world.Making Japanese clothes is surprisingly simple. Patterns consist of virtually all straight lines, and the non-body-conforming shapes require no darts, buttonholes, or zippers.Here, in this creative sourcebook, is all the information you need to sew authentic Japanese clothes or to design your own Japan-inspired fashions: · Step-by-step instructions for making 14 select traditional garments, from the luxurious wedding rove and the classic kimono to the informal hanten jacket and practical field pants · Detailed patterns that can be adjusted to fit any size · An introduction to the basic building blockssleeve shapes, collars, hems, linings, and paddingso creative sewers can design their own fashions · Over 40 sketches with many more suggestions for modern variations on the classic garments · A choice of authentic Japanese techniques or simplified methods that achieve the same look · How to use any width fabric, whether narrow Japanese fabric or standard Western widths · Sources of Japanese fabric and sewing accessories · Care and storage ...

    • Brand: Brand: Kodansha USA
    • ASIN: 087011865X

  • She Wears the Pants: Easy Sew-it-Yourself Fashion with an Edgy Urban Style

    Sew edgy, urban clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe.More and more women are opting to make their own clothes, but most of the books on the market emphasize girly, feminine designs. She Wears the Pants is the first Japanese sewing book (in English) to focus on the increasingly popular "borrowed–from–the–boys" look. Already one of the best–known and reviewed sewing books in Japan, this sporty addition to the sew–it–yourself craze is poised to take the American DIY sewing market by storm.Sometimes women are in the mood for clothes with strong, clean lines and casual sophistication—polish and simplicity without the frills. She Wears the Pants is the book for those times. A graduate of the Bunka Fashion Institute, Yuko Takada provides patterns and instructions for making twenty spare and streamlined wardrobe items, including:Versatile tops that can be either casual or dressyJackets that are timeless and uniqueDresses and skirts that are straight-line or drapedThree different pants lengths, from culottes to full-length trousersAnd much, much more!Patterns can be easily adjusted to suit any body size, and Takada shows readers how to select inexpensive, readily available fabrics and transform them into an elegant new wardrob...

    • Brand: Ingramcontent
    • ASIN: 4805313269
    • UPC: 884773137527

  • Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs

    Sew your own stylish clothes with this fabulous sewing book.Are you a DIY sewer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the Japanese Sewing book you've been waiting for—all new timeless and straightforward creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply—by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence.Sewing designs include: Tunic Dress with Lace Blouse with Front Tucks Box Tunic Straight-cut Tiered Skirt Straight-cut Sarouel Pants Smock Dress with Puff Sleeves And much more…Whether you're a sewing maven or an aspiring novice, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide to transforming fabric to fabulous!

    • Brand: Yoshiko Tsukiori
    • ASIN: 4805312874
    • UPC: 787721903956

  • Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe

    Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book, she shows you how to make genuinely professional-quality pieces quickly and inexpensively at home. DIY Sewing designs include: Lace Shirred Blouse Tiered Sleeveless Dress Zip-up Vest with High Neck Frilled Shirt in Charcoal Flannel Short Coat And much more…All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your personal style, and there is something for everyone and every occasion in this book—from a bright two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic—and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed.Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, g...

    • Brand: Sato Watanabe
    • ASIN: 4805313080
    • UPC: 884658541340

  • Stylish Wraps Sewing Book: Ponchos, Capes, Coats and More - Fashionable Warmers that are Easy to Sew

    This DIY sewing book presents a fabulous new collection of lightweight wraps that are easy to sew and look fantastic! Stylish Wraps Sewing Book provides 5 full-sized patterns that can be used to create 22 timeless wraps to keep the chill off—and look great in the process. All of the sewing projects can be made in a few hours for a fraction of what you would pay for a finished piece in a store. It's easy to mix and match different fabrics and styles to suit your individual style, meaning there's nothing to stop you from sewing your own clothes!Here are just a few of the fashionable pieces you can make with this book: Edgy, yet classic hooded cape Flowing draped jacket or vest Loose-and-light linen or wool coat Simple, feminine, lightweight poncho Ruffled bolero or classic blazerCoat dresses to emulate Kate Middleton's style And much more! The patterns are easily adjusted for size, and the soft, loose lines work on any figure. Whether your tastes run trendy or ultra-classic, this exceptional home-sewing book has something for you!

    • ASIN: 0804846952

  • Shape Shape 2: Sewing for Minimalist Style

    Shake up your wardrobe! Create 19 unique fashion forward garments with simple sewing techniques.Graphic designer turned fashion designer Natsuno Hiraiwa returns with patterns and instructions for 19 innovative women's garments and accessories in classic minimalist Japanese style.Many of her signature vests, collars, and shrugs are cut from a single flat piece of cloth, then ingeniously draped and fastened around the body. Other pieces are artfully twisted and folded like origami, giving a unique shape to the resulting blouses, tops, and skirts. All her designs create the striking silhouettes that epitomize her fashion collections and result in one-of-a-kind garments suitable for all ages.These pieces are uniquely constructed in a Japanese style but modified for the more Western figure with the pattern grading and sizing adjusted accordingly.Sewists will be fascinated by the novel minimalism of Shape Shape 2.

    • Brand: Interweave
    • ASIN: 1596687576
    • UPC: 499991618590

  • Stylish Party Dresses: 26 Easy and Inexpensive Sew-It-Yourself Dresses for that Special Occasion

    Sew stylish DIY dresses with an elegant flair using this easy-to-follow sewing book. For parties, weddings, banquets—any occasion that calls for that special dress—this is the book that lets you DIY sew something stylish and elegant, for a lot less than you'd pay for ready-made. These 26 dresses and separates range from short to long, from sweet to sophisticated, and from simple to dramatic to suit your mood, your style and the event. Beautiful photos feature garments sewn in a variety of elegant fabrics to inspire you to choose colors, prints and textures for a dress that is just right for you and for the moment. Sewing patterns include: Gathered-skirt dresses with lacy overlays Simple, elegant shifts and empire-waist styles An easy, flattering shirtwaist dress A pintucked smock style dress Shirt and blouse combos that allow you to mix and match Dresses sporting a few well-placed frills for a look that's both girly and subtle Little bolero jackets for when you want a little more coverage And more… Full-size sewing patterns are offered in six sizes and can be altered to suit most body shapes and personal measurements. The instructions and diagrams are easy to follow. Pick up the book and browse. They're some of the easiest, prettiest DIY sewing projects you'll ever make.

    • Brand: Yoshiko Tsukiori
    • ASIN: 4805313668

  • I Am Cute Dresses: 25 Simple Designs to Sew

    25 easy-to-make and wear dresses!Start sewing simple and adorable dresses that you'll love to wear. You don't need complicated patterns to make these 25 easy, loose, and effortlessly stylish garments. Each of these dresses is designed from basic, simple shapes that require no difficult or advanced tailoring, and will be flattering on everyone.You just need the basic template for each dress, and then you can adjust the width using an included formula, and length by simply raising or dropping the hemline. These easy-to-sew and easy-to-fit cute dresses will quickly become staples in your wardrobe.

    • Color: I Am Cute Dresses
    • Brand: Interweave
    • ASIN: 1596683511
    • UPC: 499991605750

  • DAILY CLOTHES SEWING BOOK - Japanese Pattern Book

    Written in Japanese.

    • ASIN: 4579112555

  • Sweet Dress Book: 23 Dresses of Pattern Arrangement

    Fresh from Bunka, the Japanese publisher of Pattern Magic and Drape Drape, comes this stylish book for home sewers. Sweet Dress Book comes with six patterns you can use to make 23 different stylish outfits. An entire wardrobe in one little book!From these simple patterns, Yoshiko Tsukiori has created a collection of beautiful garments that you can easily make yourself, including blouses, camisoles, shifts, kimonos, coats, dresses, pants, and playsuits.These easy-to-follow patterns present a variety of designs and techniques that you can choose to incorporate, such as French sleeves, darts, straight-cut designs, and raglan sleeves, along with stylish detailing such as shirring and ruffles.

    • ASIN: 1780671083

  • Chronicle Books Stylish Dress Book: Simple Smocks, Dresses and Tops

    Stylish Dress Book features an A to Z of cool tops and tunic dresses that you can wear anywhere. Using simple shapes and individual details, the book shows you how to craft a stylish collection of garments to your own taste. For anyone who knows the frustration of going to the mall and finding racks of identikit clothes in cheap fabrics, this book will offer a fabulous home made alternative. As every sewist knows, DIY fashion is the only way to be stylish.

    • Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 1780671075
    • UPC: 499991622986

  • Pattern Magic

    Pattern Magic is the cult pattern-making book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, from geometric shapes, and from the street, this book harnesses the sheer joy of making and sculpting clothes. The book takes a creative approach to pattern making, with step-by- step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. Each project is beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs showing the stages of construction, the muslins, and the finished garments.

    • Brand: Nakamichi, Tomoko
    • ASIN: 1856697053

  • Japanese Fashion Designers: The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamotom, and Rei Kawakubo

    Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike.Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world.Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

    • ASIN: 1847883109

  • Stylish Dress Book: Clothing for Everyday Wear

    Stylish Dress Book features a selection of beautiful clothes that you can wear every day. Using simple shapes and individual details, this book shows you how to craft a stylish collection of garments to your own taste. For anyone who knows the frustration of going to the mall and finding racks of identikit clothes in cheap fabrics, this book offers a fabulous homemade alternative. As every sewist knows, DIY fashion is the best way to be stylish. What makes these Japanese sewing books different from other guides on the market is the simplicity of the projects. The instructions come through a series of simple, step-by-step diagrams, so the sequence of construction is easy to follow. The book also includes four actual-size patterns. Choose from 26 different garments and then set to work to make your own unique outfit.

    • Brand: Brand: Laurence King Publishing
    • ASIN: 1780673043

  • Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids: 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique-Just Like Your Kid!

    Sew stylish clothes for your children with this enjoyable sewing book.Today's DIY sewing generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. A wide range of sewing designs are covered from —tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls.Sewing patterns include: Pin-Tucked Blouse Dress with Flared Sleeves Knee-Length Shorts Tiered Skirt Boy's Stand-Up Collar Shirt Pull-Over ParkaYamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

    • Brand: Ruriko Yamada
    • ASIN: 4805312866

  • Stylish Skirts: 23 Easy-to-Sew Designs to Flatter Every Figure

    Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish DIY sewing book.Stylish Skirts allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this sewing book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures, so the options are truly endless. The enclosed DIY sewing instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze. Sewing projects include: White Twill A-line Skirt Russel Lace Gored Skirt Striped Skirt with Box PleatsRussel Lace Gored Skirt Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt And many more…

    • ASIN: B00NS3Y9IU

  • How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns

    If you DON’T speak Japanese, this book is for you.This ebook is designed to help you quickly and successfully create the amazing designs Japanese sewing books have to offer – even if you don't understand Japanese!- 18+ diagrams and photos guides you step-by-step through the entire Japanese sewing process.- Reference tables helps you to instantly translate Japanese sewing terms into English.- Conversion charts for Japanese to Western clothing sizes for women’s, men’s and children’s clothing.- 38 pages of valuable sewing information for your ongoing future reference.- Recommended Japanese sewing books, including popular cosplay sewing pattern books.- Suitable for all levels of sewing experience.- The perfect companion to start sewing Japanese cosplay sewing patterns!*****IMPORTANT: You can't print Kindle books. To purchase a printable PDF version of this ebook, please visit www.japanesesewingpattern.comThis eBook is also available in a sewing package with 2 print-at-home sewing patterns and illustrated sewing instructions at www.japanesesewingpatterns.com*****

    • ASIN: B00GOH9II8

  • Japanese Field Clothing Folkwear Pattern 112

    Folkwear #112 Japanese Field Clothing pattern are versatile and comfortable garments including the hippari (jacket) for men and women, monpei (pants) and padded jacket for women. Beautiful in traditional ethnic prints or coordinating new age fabrics. Instructions included for traditional folded and stitched ties. . Click the prompt below the photo to view the back of the pattern envelope.

    • Brand: Vogue Fabrics
    • ASIN: B000TFJCYG