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Tuesday
Sep112012

Book Review: Stylish Dress Book

I am so excited about this book! Stylish Dress Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori is a Japanese sewing book translated into English. It is true to the Japanese style of craft books with beautiful styling. The dresses are made with Liberty fabrics - so very inspiring! 

This is the Table of Contents. Each dress is named with a letter of the alphabet. All of the patterns are the same length and can be shortened to tunic or shirt length if preferred.

I've already ordered fabric to make two of these looks. I'll show you in a couple of months when I get them finished ;)

As is the norm with Japanese sewing books, the written instructions are short and to the point with helpful diagrams. The pattern pieces are full size and overlap on white paper.

How about a few more pages of dresses to end the post?

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(Full disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book for the purpose of a review. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.)

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Reader Comments (3)

thanks for the review. The dresses all seem a bit shapeless though, are there any instructions for making them more fitted?

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

Hi Wendy, yes, the dresses are shapeless, that is the style. I know it's not for everyone, but I do like that style for myself. There are not instructions for fitted dresses so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who prefers a fitted silhouette.

September 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterMelanieO

Looks like a lovely book. Can't wait to see the clothes you make.

September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiindy

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