Monday, 11 November 2013

… in english

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i've had a long love affair with japanese sewing books, and have many in my collection. they are just so beautiful, and the lack of english explanations is hardly an obstacle with the diagrams tell the story anyhow.

i love the simplicity of so many of the garments, and as i've recently put on weight, i've taken to wearing leggings and tunics, a lot. in fact i have an entire pin-board with many examples… and it was this one in particular that sent me off searching for this japanese sewing book - which i couldn't find in print!

but fortuitously, what i did find was that it had been translated into english by penguin and was easily available through their site. it will be quite strange to sew something from a  japanese sewing book, in english!