I Am Cute Dresses by Sato Wantanabe

I completely forgot about this book until today.  I ordered it many months ago, from here, flicked through it, placed it in my bedside table drawer, then promptly forgot about it.  While bathing in the beautiful sunshine that was filtering through our dining room window this afternoon, I was daydreaming about some craft projects I’d like to make for myself, when the book suddenly popped into mind (a craft epiphany perhaps?).

The book was one of those purchases where the dress on the front cover won me over, ok the title helped some too, but wasn’t sure what other projects were in the book.  Google didn’t show up much about the book, so on a whim, I ordered it.  I’m happy to say that there are quite a few projects I love and can’t wait to start on.  There are no paper patterns per say, but detailed diagrams of measurements.  The dresses are designed to be loose fitting and are kind of one-size-fits-all.  Could be interesting, but then I like to sew by the seat of my pants and as my sewing opportunities are very few and far between, anything that saves time, means I am more likely to finish a project as opposed to adding to my UFO stash!

Cute dress indeed!

Excuse the fingers, but the book wouldn’t stay open. I love this tunic top. Would be lovely over pants.

 

Cute dress and fabric.

A couple more I love. Hmm, chances of actually getting just one sewn?

Now to find the perfect material.  Life is terrible isn’t it!  If you have a favourite clothing book, please feel free to share.  There are so many out there it’s nice to hear recommendations.  Jacinta x

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  • http://the-random-thoughts-in-my-head.blogspot.com Jennifer Miller

    Those are cute dresses. I can’t wait to see the ones you’ve made. I don’t sew well enough to move on to clothes yet so I need very easy to start with!

  • http://melbatoast68.blogspot.com Melissa

    Ohh! I’ve been eyeing that one. You must let me know how it goes. The tough part will be deciding which one!

  • http://zaranne-handmade.blogspot.com.au/ Zara

    I just borrowed this one from the library.
    Now the same as you- which one and what fabric.
    x

  • http://www.woolythyme.typepad.com steph

    I don’t sew clothes but wish I could so I keep collecting books!!! Some of my favorites are Simple Modern Sewing and Linen, Wool, Cotton—both have the same look as yours (I call it Minimalist Japanese style—-I adore, but can’t find any ready-made) Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • http://wanderwonderdiscover.com MJ

    What a beautiful book!!!! I can’t wait to see what you sew!
    xo