Ebook: How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns

Everything you need to sew your first Japanese sewing pattern.

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Video book review: Stylish Dress Book - Wear with Freedom

06 Apr 2014
Author Language Genre Sizing
Yoshiko Tsukiori English Women’s casual clothing UK 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

List of Garments (26 in total)

  • Tops x 6
  • Dresses x 14
  • Tunics x 6

Stylish Dress Book is the book that really fuelled the popularity of Japanese sewing pattern books internationally. Even though the original Japanese version was published back in 2008, Stylish Dress Book remains extremely…well, stylish!

I’ve done a video tutorial, available on YouTube for this book. It makes it easier to share more pictures from the book. I hope you like it.


Design M - Scallop-edged dress

If you can find the right fabric, this v-neck dress is the perfect sewing pattern to show it off. The use of the scalloped edge for the sleeves is especailly creative.

Design T - Liberty-print dress with chic black trim

The black trim gives this smock style dress a chic, understated look. I’m making this dress using crepe de chine silk over on my sewing blog, Sew in Love. It’s a sew-along, so please join in!


If you’re going to buy one Japanese sewing pattern book, I highly recommend this one.

Thank you to Tuttle Books for providing the book for this review.

Author: Rin Gomura-Elkan

Rin is a sewing lover living in laid-back Australia. Born in Japan, she has a passion for making Japanese crafts accessible to a worldwide audience. She helps women live a more creative and meaningful life on her blog, sewinlove.com.au