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Today's book review is not a newly published book but something that I've had for a while. The book is called Dress Style Book and it's a great. We are finally selling Japanese craft & dress books at the workroom! You can shop our Style 'V'. Adult Couture Dress & Smock Blouse ISBN . Sweet Dress Book: 23 Dresses of Pattern Arrangement [Yoshiko Tsukiori] on Sweet Dress Book comes with six patterns you can use to make 23 different stylish outfits. # in Fashion Design; # in Sewing Patterns & Templates.

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Dress Style Book

Sew your own chic and original dresses with this stylish sewing book. Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun. You know the old saying: “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Yet how many times have you faced this choice: download a nice, work-appropriate. YES. NO. MAYBE. STYLEBOOK would like to send you Push Notifications. You'll be notified about the latest sales and discounts. Don't Allow Allow.

Some of the dresses are stylish in a sweet, retro way, but a few look like children's clothing sized to fit adults, making them a little too precious-looking for most adults to wear. The directions for assembling the garments assume significant knowledge of clothing construction--there is no basic how-to information provided. Patterns for sizes 6 are included. Considering the number of patterns in the book and my fabric stash the possibilities are endless. Even a penny pincher like me can see that the cost of the book with twenty-six patterns included is an absolute bargain! So many of the styles are perfect for layering and leggings," --Sweeter Than Cupcakes Blog blog "Stylish Dress Book is the book that really fueled the popularity of Japanese sewing pattern books internationally. Even though the original Japanese version was published back in , Stylish Dress Book remains extremely Using Japanese-origin books as crafting manuals, even when well translated, is always a bit of an adventure; this book is a good place to start if so inclined.

A very versatile Shirt dress pattern, you can vary the sleeve length or even make a sleeveless shirt dress. The peasant look dress. I am not a fan of the usual peasant smock look but I quite like it in the tiered skirt style as well as the V-neck gathered variations.

I could hardly tell the V-neck dress came from a peasant dress pattern! Unfortunately there are no step by step photos in this book at all. The instructions for each garment is in the standard format with the cutting layout diagrams, materials, order of make indicated in diagrams as well as text. Detailed diagrams are available for steps that are slightly more complicated.

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There is one actual size pattern sheet attached to the book, and this pattern sheet includes the basic style patterns, as well additional pattern pieces used by the variations that cannot be constructed or modified from other existing pattern blocks. For example, Style 4 is a sleeveless dress pattern which can be modified to a dress with cap Variation 1 or triangular sleeves Variation 3.

Now consider your shoes - they can make or break your outfit. The more daring the shoe, the more conservative your outfit should be. When in doubt, go with a closed toe. Crew Blazer similar. Mine is a color-blocked blue and grey dress from J. I reserve that one for client meetings and presentations. Changing up your accessories, hair, or layering with a jacket can make these pieces feel different. Keeping a record of your outfit ideas in Stylebook will help you get ready for work faster, even if you wake up late.

This final piece in your new office wardrobe is your beauty look.

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Here are some of the things that took my look from good to great! Office Style Inspiration: O Mindy Project. Workwear Shopping Resources: Zara, Boden, Nordstrom Blazers: Crew, Zara, Club Monaco Tops: Talbots, J.

Express, J. Crew Skirts: ASOS Shoes: Banana Republic Bags: Gorjana Petites: Talbots, Ann Taylor, J.

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The cap sleeves for variation 1 are included, since it would be difficult to construct one of your own, but as the triangular sleeves can be constructed with a simple triangle, the pattern is not included but the dimensions for the triangle are provided.

Here are the sizes included in this book.

The measurements above are for actual body measurements. This book is not really ideal for beginners because you do need to know how to make modifications to your patterns.

Changing a pattern from sleeved to sleeveless does not mean simply removing the sleeves because the curvature of the armhole has to change as well. The book does show you how by providing the measurements and dimensions needed for altering the basic pattern but if you have not constructed a pattern before, you might be confused.

However, if you are quite advanced in sewing, you might enjoy this book as it really is a treasure trove of dress patterns. After applying the variations suggested by the book, you may be inspired to design and modify your own clothes.

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Dress Style Book Author: Bunka Publishing Bureau. I really loved the pants, skirt and blouse book in this series! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! The book includes 8 basic dress styles: Japanese Sewing Books. Book Review — One-piece and Bottoms September 16,

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