Sew Japanese

This collection has been designed with active boys and girls in mind. The cut is classic and the fabrics are beautiful, with delicate detailing and impeccable finishing. Every garment is handmade with love.

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Author: Mariko Nakamura

Publisher: Collins & Brown

ISBN: 1909397407

Category: Children's clothing

Page: 144

View: 553

Stylish and practical garments to sew for active children, inspired by Japanese traditions. This beautiful new book of functional, stylish designs for children contains over 20 original sewing projects for shirts, dresses, tunics and tops, as well as skirts, pants, jackets and charming accessories. This collection has been designed with active boys and girls in mind. The cut is classic and the fabrics are beautiful, with delicate detailing and impeccable finishing. Every garment is handmade with love. Combining true practicality with contemporary style, Mariko's unique designs will inspire you to create comfortable and attractive clothing for your children. Includes an envelope of paper patterns with all pattern pieces in four sizes, printed at actual size ready to trace off. Word count: 30,000

Basic Black

This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, graceful designs in this book are ones that you'll come back to again and again.

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Author: Sato Watanabe

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462915620

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 498

Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book she shows you how to make truly professional-quality pieces easily and inexpensively at home. DIY Sewing designs include: Lace Shirred Blouse Tiered Sleeveless Dress Zip-up Vest with High Neck Frilled Shirt in Charcoal Flannel Short Coat And many more… All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your own personal style, and there is truly something for everyone and every occasion in this book—from a smart two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic—and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, graceful designs in this book are ones that you'll come back to again and again.

Sewing for Your Girls

In Sewing for Your Girls, Tsukiori has done it again, creating eight adorable and endlessly versatile new patterns for clothes that will delight every mother's budget—and suit every little girl's personal style and body type.

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Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 4805313277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 240

Sew cute and original clothes for your little angel with this easy-to-follow DIY sewing book. Yoshiko Tsukiori's Japanese sewing books provide elegant casual designs for women and children and have made her one of the most popular names in the Japanese sew–it–yourself craze. In Sewing for Your Girls, Tsukiori has done it again, creating eight adorable and endlessly versatile new patterns for clothes that will delight every mother's budget—and suit every little girl's personal style and body type. Tsukiori provides easy–to–follow instructions (in English) and shares the basic techniques for creating all the classic elements of little girls' clothes. Today's emerging legions of DIY mothers will discover how to make: A round collared shirt or tunic A classic smocked sundress Overalls with plenty of pocket room Draw-string pants that fit beautifully A shawl-collared dress or top A gathered neckline shirt, tunic, or dress A pretty dress with shoulder ruffles A raglan top or dress Add ruffles or bows, add tiers or pockets, add sleeves or go sleeveless—each of these garments can be embellished in endless variations to create literally hundreds of different styles. Tsukiori also guides readers on how to select carefree, pretty, and inexpensive fabrics that girls will love to wear every day! Imagination and creativity are the keys to dressing girls stylishly on a budget, and Sewing for Your Girls makes it easy to mix and match the basic components so that each piece is as unique as it is beautiful.

Make Your Own Japanese Clothes

Contains detailed instructions on making Japanese garments, from kimono towo-toe socks, using either traditional Japanese sewing methods or easierodern methods. The book includes patterns, fabric suggestions and sizingnstructions.

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Author: John Marshall

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 087011865X

Category: Cooking

Page: 130

View: 138

Contains detailed instructions on making Japanese garments, from kimono towo-toe socks, using either traditional Japanese sewing methods or easierodern methods. The book includes patterns, fabric suggestions and sizingnstructions.

Happy Homemade Sew Chic

Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form.

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Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 4805312874

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 969

Sew your own stylish clothes with this fabulous sewing book. Are you a DIY sewer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the Japanese Sewing book you've been waiting for—all new timeless and straightforward creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply—by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence. Sewing designs include: Tunic Dress with Lace Blouse with Front Tucks Box Tunic Straight-cut Tiered Skirt Straight-cut Sarouel Pants Smock Dress with Puff Sleeves And much more… Whether you're a sewing maven or an aspiring novice, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide to transforming fabric to fabulous!

Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids

Sew stylish clothes for your children with this enjoyable sewing book.

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Author: Ruriko Yamada

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 4805312866

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 656

Sew stylish clothes for your children with this enjoyable sewing book. Today's DIY sewing generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. A wide range of sewing designs are covered from —tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Sewing patterns include: Pin-Tucked Blouse Dress with Flared Sleeves Knee-Length Shorts Tiered Skirt Boy's Stand-Up Collar Shirt Pull-Over Parka Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

Stylish Dress Book

Sew your own chic and original dresses with this stylish sewing book. Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the sew-it-yourself Stylish Dress Book.

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Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804843155

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 859

Sew your own chic and original dresses with this stylish sewing book. Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the sew-it-yourself Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this Japanese sewing book (in English) gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for unique Japanese fashion—26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops—pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today's carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to develop your unique style with ease and confidence.

She Wears the Pants

Sew edgy, urban clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. More and more women are opting to make their own clothes, but most of the books on the market emphasize girly, feminine designs.

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Author: Yuko Takada

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 4805313269

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 514

Sew edgy, urban clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. More and more women are opting to make their own clothes, but most of the books on the market emphasize girly, feminine designs. She Wears the Pants is the first Japanese sewing book (in English) to focus on the increasingly popular "borrowed–from–the–boys" look. Already one of the best–known and reviewed sewing books in Japan, this sporty addition to the sew–it–yourself craze is poised to take the American DIY sewing market by storm. Sometimes women are in the mood for clothes with strong, clean lines and casual sophistication—polish and simplicity without the frills. She Wears the Pants is the book for those times. A graduate of the Bunka Fashion Institute, Yuko Takada provides patterns and instructions for making twenty spare and streamlined wardrobe items, including: Versatile tops that can be either casual or dressy Jackets that are timeless and unique Dresses and skirts that are straight-line or draped Three different pants lengths, from culottes to full-length trousers And much, much more! Patterns can be easily adjusted to suit any body size, and Takada shows readers how to select inexpensive, readily available fabrics and transform them into an elegant new wardrobe. Understated never looked so good!

Girls Style Book

Sew cute and original clothes for your little girl with this stylish sewing book.

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Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 0804843279

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 252

Sew cute and original clothes for your little girl with this stylish sewing book. Popular Japanese author and designer Yoshiko Tsukiori brings unique new designs and style to the do-it-yourself sewist that make it easy to create the kind of clothes little girls adore. Japanese Sewing book Girls Style Book (in English) offers 24 full-sized patterns in five sizes for some of the cutest dresses, tops, outfits and accessories for girls from ages 4-10. Already loved by aficionados of Japanese fashion, this book has something for every girl's taste: relaxed, comfortable clothes that are as fun to wear as they are to look at. Projects include a wide variety of DIY-sewing dresses, tops and pants. Balloon-skirted dress with matching mini-bag Classic pinafore jumper with matching bolero jacket Pretty A-line tunic with matching pants Straight and simple sundress Summery camisole top with matching pants and hat The patterns can be adjusted to suit your little girl's shape and size. Clear, concise diagrams and instructions make these children's clothes so easy to sew, the hardest part will be deciding what to make first! There's nothing quite like dressing your little girl in clothes she adores—made with love, made by you.

Simply Sewn

The 31 versatile, contemporary clothing designs in this book include dresses, shirts, pants, and jackets that are comfortable and appropriate for all figures.

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Author: Michiyo Ito

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620337295

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 350

Easy-to-sew wardrobe basics to wear throughout the year, no matter the season! Discover easy-to-wear and easy-to-make clothing and accessories for all seasons in Simply Sewn. The 31 versatile, contemporary clothing designs in this book include dresses, shirts, pants, and jackets that are comfortable and appropriate for all figures. Uncomplicated accessories--including scarfs, wraps and bags--add even more options to the collection. The simple, modern style found throughout allows for easy combinations to create a stylish everyday wardrobe. Basic sewing techniques and simple sewing patterns make this perfect for sewists of all levels. Simply Sewn offers many ideas for wearing the garments year round: a summery sleeveless dress is transformed into a winter look when it is layered with a turtleneck or cozy shrug. Checked capris work into fall when topped with a warm vest. Numerous step-by-step photos and illustrations aid making the sewing process simple and full-size pattern inserts range in sizes from small to extra-large. Find a variety of pattern options and versatility in the garments you sew with Simply Sewn. You'll fill your wardrobe in no time with these easy to make and wear garments.

Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls

Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl.

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Author: Yuki Araki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462916108

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 842

Make your own cute and fashionable clothes for girls with this easy-to-use sewing book. Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY sewing favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki's simple mix-and-match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they're both cute and comfortable. Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. Araki provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing designs include: Shoulder-tie camisole top and dress Classic smock shirt and dress Four variations of a basic elastic-waist skirt Shorts and easy-breezy kid-style leggings to pair with any top Button-front and pullover tops Adorable bucket hat Moms will love dressing their girls in these economical and easy-to-make clothes. Nothing could be simpler—or sweeter!

Sunday Sews

BOOKS Here are my favorite sewing books, including a few Japanese selections (now available in English) that I ... PATTERNMAKING BOOKS Building Patterns By Suzy Furrer Learn everything you need to know about pattern construction to ...

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Author: Theresa Gonzalez

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452143903

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 120

Sunday Sews presents 20 irresistible designs that can be sewn on a weekend and enjoyed for a lifetime. Featuring minimalist style and unfussy lightweight fabrics, they are as functional as they are chic. Think drapey shift dresses, flattering tunics and skirts, tanks and tops perfect for layering, pretty aprons, go-anywhere tote bags, and gifts for children and loved ones. Step-by-step instructions and technical illustrations make construction a breeze, whatever the reader's skill level; and lush photographs showcase the finished projects in clean, uncluttered settings. Brimming with atmosphere, Sunday Sews evokes everything we love about the most relaxing day of the week.

Pattern Magic 3

Learn how to bring beautiful workmanship to your patterns: Sculpting a surface Making Waves Paring down and opening out Wearing a polyhedron Outlining a surface Look at dynamic movement in fabrics: Full–bodied ruffle Wearing a bag Elastic ...

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Author: Tomoko Nakamichi

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1780676948

Category: Design

Page: 100

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In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instructions and diagrams will ensure that your own patterns translate beautifully to your choice of garment, while photographs of the finished garments will inspire you to create your own designs.

Simple Bags Japanese Style

22 stylish bag designs in a simple Japanese-inspired style Projects include a laptop bag, pocketbooks, knitting and sewing organizers, a thermos cover, a bread bag, a paintbrush case, and a variety of purses and shoulder bags Includes ...

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Author: Akiyo Kajiwara

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811712163

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 567

22 stylish bag designs in a simple Japanese-inspired style Projects include a laptop bag, pocketbooks, knitting and sewing organizers, a thermos cover, a bread bag, a paintbrush case, and a variety of purses and shoulder bags Includes patterns and complete step-by-step instructions Composed mostly out of simple rectangles and squares, the bags are easy to make and have a clean, modern look

How to Sew Sashiko

When you have marked up your sashiko pattern onto your fabric, you are ready to begin stitching the sashiko by hand. ... Sewing sashiko In Japanese sewing, the needle is held still and the fabric is placed on it in a pleating action, ...

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Author: David & Charles Editors

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9780715338957

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 49

View: 562

Sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting, uses simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery. This little book describes everything you need to begin stitching.

Sew Cute to Cuddle

Make your own unique and huggable soft toys with this quirky collection of 12 easy-to-sew stuffed animal patterns, so cute they are guaranteed to make children of all ages smile!

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Author: Mariska Vos-Bolman

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446367537

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 128

Make your own unique and huggable soft toys with this quirky collection of 12 easy-to-sew stuffed animal patterns, so cute they are guaranteed to make children of all ages smile! With fun photography and clear detailed diagrams inspired by Japanese pattern books, each step is then broken down in jargon-free instructions--which beginner sewers will find super-helpful--while more advanced sewers will be able to work from the diagrams alone. As well as giving readers all the advice they need on materials, stuffing and sewing techniques, all the templates needed are given at actual size, meaning readers can trace them straight off the page and start sewing straight away! The 12 cute stuffed animal designs will delight boys and girls alike and include patterns for a monkey, an owl, a bear, a dragon, a tiger, a cat, a dog, a hippo and more. All the toys are made in washable and affordable quilt-weight cotton, so you can choose your own favourite colors and prints to get creative with!

The Shirtmaking Workbook

A Japanese sewing book, in Japanese, but still of great interest because the diagrams (as with all Japanese sewing books) are very useful, and full-size pattern sheets are included. It's a ne collection of contemporary shirt-detail ...

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Author: David Coffin

Publisher: Creative Pub International

ISBN: 9781589238268

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 176

View: 715

A unique and comprehensive guide to creating beautiful shirts, coats and dresses.

Wabi Sabi Sewing

Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of “perfect imperfection.” This collection of twenty sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the ...

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Author: Karen Lewis

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446376645

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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Twenty sewing projects for home décor and accessories inspired by the Japanese aesthetic that appreciates the beauty of imperfection. Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of “perfect imperfection.” This collection of twenty sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the popular Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi which celebrates the beauty in the ordinary and imperfect. The projects are grouped according to how we live, for example: living; sleeping; eating and exploring. Sewing and quilting expert and fabric designer, Karen Lewis, has used a limited palette of earthy tones and the best quality natural fabrics including linen, cotton, denim and wool to create a stunning collection of simple, sewn projects. Try out some simple wabi-sabi style sewing techniques such as hand piecing, sashiko embroidery, big stitch quilting, and visible mending to create unique items for your home whether it’s a full-sized bed quilt, simple coasters for your favorite mug or a stunning scarf to wrap up in.

Micro Performance During Postwar Japan s High Growth Era

In the process, makers cultivated their sewing, pattern making, and size grading skills. Isetan Department Store, one of the pioneers in ready-to-wear apparel, had been making plans for semi-order products since the 1950s and had ...

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Author: Haruhito Takeda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811007095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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The aim of this book is to analyze Japan's high-growth economy, in particular to clarify the kinds of changes in people’s lives that were generated by high growth. The present volume focuses not on the macro-economic mechanisms that expanded the scale of the economy, but on the micro-economic changes that were effected in everyday life. The emergence of a mass consumption society as a result of economic growth suggests that people's lifestyles and consumer behavior changed in various ways. The first chapter focuses on the apparel industry's expanding market as it corresponded to changes in consumer behavior. Even as consumer life became more comfortable and abundant, consumers were becoming uneasy about the environmental deterioration associated with high growth. The second chapter examines how the Japanese government addressed emissions regulations while drawing on the lessons of America's experience with the same issue. The change in industrial structure brought about by economic growth inevitably resulted in the decline of other industries. Chief among these was the coal-mining industry, which, with the onset of a full-scale energy revolution, lost its role as energy supplier owing to the import of cheap crude oil. The third chapter discusses the government's industrial policies as they addressed the coal industry's adjustment in the high-growth era, concluding that they reduced such problems as stagnation, unemployment, and local industrial decline. The adjustments in employment practices contributed positively to the gradual shift of labor from declining industries to growth industries. The fourth chapter investigates changes in labor management in the steel industry, which was one of the high-growth era's leading industries. This publication will serve as a valuable resource for those who are interested not only in the post-war history in Japan but also in high growth economies in recent East Asia.