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Video book review: Stylish Party Dresses Japanese Sewing Patterns

01 Sep 2015
Author Language Genre Sizing
Yoshiko Tsukiori English Womens formal clothing Womens 4 to 14

List of Garments (26 in total)

  • Dresses x18
  • Skirts x3
  • Tops x3
  • Jackets x3
  • Jumpsuit x 1

Party wear and formal occasions are a great reason to get sewing. There are many casual sewing pattern books out there, so it’s great to see designs specifically for those times you need to get dressed up!

Although the title is Stylish Party Dresses, the book also includes several bolero jackets and two-piece sets. What I love about a top and skirt set is by wearing them together, you can look quite formal, but you can wear them separately with jeans or a casual top to get more outfits. Two-piece sets are wonderful if you are traveling for a wedding or some other special occasion.


You could win a copy of Stylish Party Dresses! Watch the video to find out more. Competition ends on 13 September 2015.
Big thanks to Tuttle Books for sending me this wonderful book to review and sponsoring this giveaway!


The video review shows you some of my favorite designs from this book. My top pick is the taffeta two piece set because I think the pleated detail on the top is absolutely gorgeous.

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