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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


"She Wears the Pants" - Pom Pom Blouse

Tuttle Publishing has been editing english versions of Japanese Sewing books for a while now. Their collection includes great titles but somehow I never tried them. 392 more words


Flouncy Sleeves / ヒラヒラ袖

Hello, I am back with another handmade dress using… you guessed it… another Quoi Quoi pattern! :-)


It’s the same pattern as the one I used for my… 255 more words