Hello readers! Recently I received a copy of Stylish Skirts by Sato Watanabe to review and I am also giving away a copy of it! Stylish Skirts is another in a series of popular Japanese pattern books that are being translated into English for the many Japanese Pattern book aficionados out there.
What makes this book different from many of the other Japanese Pattern books is that is actually a pattern drafting guide as well as a sewing book. There are no patterns in the book. Instead, you will find instructions on how to draft and sew your own skirt patterns from the book. For those of you interested in learning to draft your own patterns , skirts are the simplest patterns to start with. This is a great book for those of you with more sewing experience as the instructions aren’t incredibly detailed. The instructions are there, but in typical Japanese pattern book style , there are wonderful diagrams, but not as much explanation as you would find in say, the Indie PDF patterns. I’m a strictly visual learner and often don’t even read written instructions, so I prefer this method of tutorial. If you already have a skirt pattern block, you can easily adapt the instructions to use your own patterns from the book. But there is great inspiration and many of the projects will get your own creative wheels turning, and you may find yourself getting lots of ideas for your own individualized projects from the book.
There are also instructions on how to add the lovely embellishments featured on the skirts. Some have embroidery or ribbons or interesting smocking.
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