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A Sunny Spot - Shirt and Culottes

As promised on my last post, today I’m sharing the outfit underneath the Ottobre cardigan.  The shirt and culottes are both from the same Japanese book – A Sunny Spot… 386 more words

Girls Clothes

nani iro original pattern in (obviously) nani iro

This dress is based on Nani Iro original pattern, available via their original website. Everything is in Japanese though, so purchasing could be a little tough. 290 more words


earlier projects in 2015

This is a sentimental post where I write about the things I have made in the past. I’ve made many mistakes, mostly because I am foolish enough to cut out S pattern, while I’m in reality a MEDIUM. 430 more words


teeny baby dress

Our trip to Japan is commencing this Sunday, and one of my husband’s friend just gave birth to a baby girl. So I finally gathered the courage to cut into my treasured nani IRO fabric (yep, the one I got at a discount at Swany in Kamakura). 204 more words


stylish party dresses: dress y

I bought this double gauze linen from Swany, a fabric-sewing-diy-craft store in Kamakura, where my husband comes from. I love our yearly visit to Japan, as it gives me the opportunity to touch and admire Nani Iro fabric. 255 more words

Japanese Sewing Books

that linen fever

Never thought 3 metres of linen could bring such prolonged joy. Got the fabric at Hangzhou Academy of Art for about US$5/m. I thought the price was well worth it. 140 more words


Flared Pullover

The first item of clothing I sewed when I first started “self teaching myself” a few years ago, was from a Japanese pattern. I didn’t know a thing about sewing techniques so I just traced the pattern and guessed my way trough it with the help of the few construction steps that showed on the images. 534 more words