Basic Black: Japanese Pattern Book Giveaway



Hellooooo readers!!!!

I’m back from my week at the Couture Sewing Sweatshop Class. Let’s just say I got my sewing on there. Seriously. Sewing, draping and fitting from 9 AM until 1 AM some nights. More on that later this week. When I get my photos organized.

But first, a giveaway!

BASIC BLACK : 26 Edgy Essentials For The Modern Wardrobe by Sato Watanabe

With patterns, instructions, and diagrams translated to English.

I am liking this one readers!

There are cute, fitted, and very wearable styles. YAY!!!

Β  Now fitted isn’t something I normally associate with Japanese Pattern Books so let’s just say I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened this book, thinking it was going to be the typical potato sack/jumper/ smock type stuff from some of the other books I’ve looked at and sewed from.

No. Not at all. There are several things I can’t wait to sew for Fall so I won’t be giving away my copy, but Tuttle Publishing will be giving a copy away to one lucky reader.

Let’s take a peek at the patterns sewn up, shall we?BB2


Pretty great right?

Of course there are a few of the usual suspects , for those that can get away with it….BB11Big thanks to Tuttle Publishing for sponsoring this giveaway!

To enter leave a comment below with your email included in the comment form and I’ll get back to the winner on Sunday Evening and announce the winner on my Sew Country Chick Facebook Page.

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  1. Lyndsy says

    I’m recently reintroducing myself to sewing and I would be delighted to have a copy of this! Im certainly guilty of being drawn towards black – I love so many of these pieces!

  2. maisy says

    That round neck three quarter length shirt needs to be in my wardrobe. It’s absolutely brilliant and just the staple I need to go with my ever growing collection of home sewn trousers, skirts, and other goodies!

  3. Donel says

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the kids patterns, but haven’t tried the ones for adults yet.

  4. says

    I am finally starting to sew for myself and I would love to try a couple of patterns from this book!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. says

    Hi Justine, welcome back! πŸ™‚ Yes, clothes in that book don’t look over-size, wish I have one copy of it as I like to sew Japanese patterns. Just sewed some last week.

  6. Anna Thornton says

    Not typical of the Japanese pattern style! I am loving the vibe of these garments as they look smart but very wearable. If I am not the lucky winner I might just treat myself.

  7. Carol Gardiner says

    I look forward to hearing more about your Couture sewing class. Someday my schedule will allow time for more classes. I totally agree with you, this book is not your typical Japanese sewing book. Love the looks and I would really enjoy owning a copy.

  8. Sarah says

    Welcome back from sewing boot camp. Looking forward to learning more from your posts. This give away book looks very interesting and useful!

  9. Karen says

    Looks like a great book with a good variety of patterns I’d like to try.

  10. says

    9 am to 1 am – wow, that is a long day of sewing! Looking forward to hearing more! I have never sewn from a pattern book, so would love to give it a go!

  11. Cheryl says

    This looks like such a great book. And hurry up with your photos…can’t wait to hear more about the class.

  12. Patty says

    I love everything here! What a nice give-away, I’d love a copy for my sewing library πŸ˜‰

  13. Mary Cordell says

    I am re-imagining my wardrobe after recent retirement. I look for ideas to keep the wardrobe current,
    This book would give me lots of ideas.

  14. Melissa H says

    Can’t wait to hear more about your couture sewing class. This book looks inspirational. πŸ™‚

  15. cindy coven says

    I have several japanese pattern books like this. their patterns are very easy and basic. They fit all sizes and ages which I like. I would love to find this book on my doorstep. thanks cindy

  16. Maria says

    Oh, Justine, this book looks fantastic. Classic, stylish and timeless style – how could anyone not love it!

  17. Sonja says

    I love that book! I have seen it before and I am doubting to buy it, so if I can win it it really would be a win-win-situation :).

  18. Jennifer Smith says

    I just fixed up my sewing room and this book would be so perfect to celebrate my sewing space!

  19. Jennifer Blackman says

    I love this book! It has such wonderful patterns in it. It would be a wonderful addition to my ever growing pattern collection. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  20. Lynn Burleson says

    This book appears to have a number of intriguing and beautiful designs that are just crying to be made up into elegant black (or navy for those who don’t wear black) fabric. I love to sew and have lots more time now to indulge in this rewarding passion. I’d love to win a copy of the book, but even if I don’t, I want to thank you so much for sharing your expertise and ideas.