after a leisurely coffee on Freo's cafe strip, we went to the New Edition bookshop on High Street for a browse. i already have a couple of Japanese sewing books from Yoshiko Tsukiori, so i was happy to find Clothing for Everyday Wear on the shelves. these patterns are so different from what the big pattern companies offer, somehow girlish and ladylike with interesting details. when i got home i rummaged through the stash for some lightweight cotton and cut out pattern X a "drop waist funnel neck dress with pockets".
the other two books i have from this author are distributed by Penguin Books and the sizing has been updated for western figures. this book, although translated into English, retains the original Japanese sizing, so i had to grade up one size for my European hips. luckily these styles are accommodating for all shapes with their easy fit and gentle shaping, so all was well at the try on!
|ladylike under the patio|