I plan on sewing today, and to get in the mood I’ve been trawling the web for patterns.
I adore Japanese designed clothing, so it will come as no surprise that I am doing some serious hand fanning over this pattern book. Tres cute. See the rest here. Love, love love them all.
Wouldn’t wear them all, oh no. That would be silly, as I am not built like a Japanese teenager. But the boxy jacket is definitely me, and the polkadot dress from the cover? Can’t you just see that with one of Ysolda’s little sweaters, like Briar Rose or Liesl.
I was inches away from buying this polkadot pattern book, with my cursor poised above the Buy It Now button, when I noticed that a 35 inch bust is apparently what passes for large in Japan.
Well damn and double damn.
If you’re smaller (and younger) than me, and you sew, there are more of the same to be had from this ebay seller. If, like me, you’re of a certain age and size, you will find momentary diversion in the English translations of Japanese titles.