Friday, September 26, 2008

Stylish Dress Book

With the weather turning warmer here in Australia all I can think of is cute summer dresses so I pulled out my favourite Japanese womenswear book purchased recently.....its called Stylish Dress Book (ISBN 978-4-57911185-5).


Its full of cute tunic tops and dresses all photographed beautifully and brought to you by the same people of girly style wardrobe


designs range from simple tunics to wear with jeans or leggings to the fancy tunic dress


pattern sheets are included at the back of the book and come in sizes 7, 9, 11 and 13 with all patterns designed for a height of 160cm which suits my 157cm stature perfectly. The size 13 has a bust measurement of 93cm, waist 74cm, hips 98cm to give you an idea of measurements which I think is about an australian size 10 but please correct me if I'm wrong as I'm just going by what I wear and measure (i.e. currently larger than this but normally a 10). But these aren't figure hugging designs and I'll be adding a few cms here and there and come back to you with the results.

8 comments:

Lucky said...

i have loved your blog for awhile now - its an everyday visit for me!

thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

Lori Kay said...

I bought this book after seeing some of the creations members of the "Japan Couture Addicts" web site. I made the "N" dress for my niece and she loved it. It was easy to make as well. The hardest part was choosing the size. I ended up cutting the size large and then changing my mind and stitching it up as a size medium. It fit my niece perfectly.

66 Stitches said...

Oh I love this book...I want it. ThinkI'm going to have to organise myself a copy. Thanks!

Catarina said...

I do have this book and it's marvellous!
I've made already a complete dress and a inspired top from a book's dress. and I know I am not finished :)

Anonymous said...

hi ! i've made 2 blouses from this book, both size 11 because these measurements match mine perfectly. the blouses seem really big. did you find that your dress or blouse seemed big?
thank you thank you!!
ursula

Mac Star said...

Thanks so much for the heads up on the sizings of the stylish dress book. I saw it in the hands of a girl at my local fabric store and just had to have it. The crazyness of it all is that I've just come back from a holiday in Japan and didn't spot it there! I'm 170cm and a 12/14 but can easily adjust the pattern to suit. THANKS! And if anyone is going to Japan and would like info on where to go for fabric/beads/trimmings in Tokyo, I would love to help out. Their beads and buttons are AMAZING...

Miss Boule said...

Hello,
I've discover your blog via Moonstiches - some of your craft places are just amazing! Too bad I live too far away from Japan...
I have a lot of japanese sewing books. If you want to have more information on these books, I am part of a joint common blog about japanese sewing - lots of daily feedbacks interesting to read! However, it is in french... Have fun!
http://japancouture.canalblog.com/

Has said...

Can we get this book in English?