I've already bookmarked some of the patterns in the book. Here are some of my favourites.
This dress is very easy with only 2 pattern pieces - front and back. Should be easy but afraid that it will be too baggy?
|Colour block dress|
I love this one that is a front button dress that double up as a light jacket.
This one is shorter with buttons on the bodice and gathered skirt.
Another of my favorite. Peplum style dress. It looks like 2 piece but in actual fact, it is a dress with elastic waist.
Dress no. 27 is using the same pattern piece as no. 25 above. So, if you cut out this pattern pieces, you can make 2 dresses! Instead of a peplum, you make a ruffle at the skirt hem and a self-fabric ties. I've also cut out the fabric for this one so let's see how it goes.
Most of the patterns for the 27 dresses are using common pieces so you can make different style with the same pieces, save time in cutting the pieces! But like all japanese pattern book, you need to trace carefully over the different color codes. This one has few pattern pieces so the lines don't overlapped as much.
I like that the style of this book is very wearable and not too boxy like most japanese sewing pattern book. So, hopefully I will be able to sew them up over the next few weekends and post them on the blog.