Stylish Dress Book (Paperback)

Wear with Freedom [With Pattern(s)]

By Yoshiko Tsukiori

Tuttle Publishing, 9780804843157, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2012

List Price: 18.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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.


About the Author

Yoshiko Tsukiori is a graduate of Joshi Bijutsu College of Fine Arts in Kanawaga, Japan. After working for apparel companies she became an independent freelance designer, creating designs for women, babies and children. She has written numerous books in her native Japan, primarily featuring projects for chic women's and children's wear.


Praise For Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom [With Pattern(s)]

"For experienced sewists who'd like to try some of the popular patterns coming out of Japan, this book is a good introduction. […] Notably, however, more directions than usual are provided, and the size range is much greater than typically given, going up to size 16. Using Japanese-origin books as crafting manuals, even when well translated, is always a bit of an adventure; this book is a good place to start if so inclined."—Publishers Weekly

"When Stylish Dress Book entered my home, my college bound daughter spotted it immediately and started picking out dresses that she thought I should make for her to take to college.

…Considering the number of patterns in the book and my fabric stash the possibilities are endless. Even a penny pincher like me, can see that the cost of the book with twenty six patterns included is an absolute bargain!"—About.com

"This collection of 26 garments features the work of designer Tsukiori, whose blousy, romantic style is popular in her native Japan. Some of the dresses are stylish in a sweet, retro way, but a few look like children's clothing sized to fit adults, making them a little too precious-looking for most adults to wear. The directions for assembling the garments assume significant knowledge of clothing construction—there is no basic how-to information provided. Patterns for sizes 6û16 are included. VERDICT Though the garments themselves aren't particularly complex, the directions aren't very detailed; this book is most appropriate for skilled, confident sewists or fashion/design collections."—Library Journal