Ok so I’ve showed you the two quilting books I bought at my little trip to Kinokuniya here and now it’s time for the cute sewing books. I am a huge fan of the kids sewing books. As in you sew the clothes for kids. If only I spent less time reading and buying the books and more time at the machine. I do find it hard to buy simple little dresses for my girls because they are so easy to make. Ok here are the two that came home with me. Ive put the ISBN in because I have no idea what the titles are but you can google the books using the ISBN.
The cover on the left (ISBN978-4-7778-1004-8) just had me with the bright colours and cute clothes. It is beautifully styled and that’s one of the reasons I love my japanese craft books so much. The styling and simple clothes.
And dresses. You can never have too many dress patterns for little girls
and if you haven’t used a japanese craft book then you might be wondering how you follow the instructions. Here is a sample page from this book, it’s all about the photos and diagrams. Seam allowances are put in cm’s on the diagram and seam allowances are not generally included in the sewing patterns so I just got up a size rather than adding an allowance. It works well for me.
Now the other book on the right is a simpler book for quick sewing projects for your girls. ISBN978-4-8347-3227-6. I love these books because if I have a bit of time on the weekend then I love to just get stuck into a quick project. These books aren’t styled as fancy as some of the other books but come in around $20 (aussie dollars) and are great value for the number of patterns you get in one book.
And tomorrow I’ll be back with the bento box books I bought……………..retro daddy didn’t get too excited about them and said he’d wait to see if I used them before he got too excited. I’ve bought them before and never used them. Oh well, plenty of kids lunchboxes to make in my future so its never too late to start.