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Happy homemade : sew chic : 20 simple everyday designs / Yoshiko Tsukiori ; translation by Masashi Karasawa.

By: Tsukiori, Yoshiko [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Claredon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., 2013Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 2 folded pattern sheets.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 4805312874; 9784805312872.Other title: Sew chic : 20 simple everyday designs.Subject(s): Dressmaking | Dressmaking -- Patterns | Women's clothing | Machine sewing | Dressmaking -- Japan | Sewing | Women's clothing | Dressmaking | Machine sewing | Women's clothing | Women's clothingGenre/Form: Patterns.DDC classification: 646/.34
Contents:
Tunic dress with lace -- Straight-cut tunic dress -- Dress with front tuck -- Blouse with front tucks -- Blouse with frilled sleeves -- Culottes with gathered frill -- Shirred dress -- Straight-cut tiered skirt -- Box tunic -- Jacket with back tie -- Cross-over tunic -- Straight-cut sarouel pants -- Lace-print sundress -- Jersey bolero-style jacket -- Tunic with roll-up sleeves -- Pinafore dress -- Smock dress with puff sleeves -- Dress with decolletage frill -- Sleeveless blouse with frill -- Double-cuff Bermuda shorts -- Basic techniques -- How to make: Bias strips, V-neckline facing, Facing, Binding, Pockets.
Summary: Fashion the way you like it! Patterns for 20 fabulous, easy-to-make dresses, skirts, pants and tops.
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Sew your own stylish clothes with this fabulous sewing book.

Are you a DIY sewer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the Japanese Sewing book you've been waiting for--all new timeless and straightforward creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book , now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply--by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe.

Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence.

Sewing designs include: Tunic Dress with Lace Blouse with Front Tucks Box Tunic Straight-cut Tiered Skirt Straight-cut Sarouel Pants Smock Dress with Puff Sleeves And much more... Whether you're a sewing maven or an aspiring novice, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide to transforming fabric to fabulous!

Translated from the Japanese.

Originally published in Japan in 2009 by Educational Foundation Bunka Gakuen Bunka Publishing Bureau. originally published in the English language by Penguin Group (Australia), 2011.

Fashion the way you like it! Patterns for 20 fabulous, easy-to-make dresses, skirts, pants and tops.

"Includes 20 patterns"--Cover.

Tunic dress with lace -- Straight-cut tunic dress -- Dress with front tuck -- Blouse with front tucks -- Blouse with frilled sleeves -- Culottes with gathered frill -- Shirred dress -- Straight-cut tiered skirt -- Box tunic -- Jacket with back tie -- Cross-over tunic -- Straight-cut sarouel pants -- Lace-print sundress -- Jersey bolero-style jacket -- Tunic with roll-up sleeves -- Pinafore dress -- Smock dress with puff sleeves -- Dress with decolletage frill -- Sleeveless blouse with frill -- Double-cuff Bermuda shorts -- Basic techniques -- How to make: Bias strips, V-neckline facing, Facing, Binding, Pockets.