Ebook: How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns

Everything you need to sew your first Japanese sewing pattern.

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Video book review: Wrapped in Tenderness 2 (Fashion Sewing with Gauze)

11 Oct 2014
Author Language Genre Sizing
Etsuko Sakurai Japanese Womens casual clothing Japanese womens sizes S, M, ML and L (Download Japanese-Western size conversion chart)

List of Garments (15 in total)

  • tops x 7
  • Skirts x 1
  • Dress x 4
  • Outerwear x 2
  • Vest x 1

This Japanese sewing pattern books is the second in the “wrapped in tenderness” series. We had a look inside the first book here.

Similar to the first book, this one also showcases double gauze, or Japanese gauze as the main fabric. The designs in this book are more girly, and include lots of frills as embellishment.


The video review shows you some of my favourite designs from this book. You can use lighter weight cotton as a replacement for double gauze; it can be hard to find double gauze outside of Japan. I particularly liked Design L, a skirt with a smocked waistband and tulle overlay. You can see my version of it, using a light polyester fabric, over on my blog, Sew in Love.

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