Stylish Dress Book

Stylish Dress Book

Wear With Freedom

Book - 2012
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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, and you have the sew-it-yourself Stylish Dress Book . Complete with stunning full-color photos, this Japanese sewing book (in English) gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for unique Japanese fashion--26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops--pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today's carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.

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 concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to develop your unique style with ease and confidence.
Publisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, 2012, c2008.
ISBN: 9780804843157
Branch Call Number: 646.404 TSU
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. + 3 two-sided pattern sheets.


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Nov 16, 2016

The copy I got, HWLC RO426698744, has only pattern sheets 1, 3 & 5. Very disappointing. As a former technical services librarian who has worked in many different libraries, I will say that it has always been standard practice to note accompanying materials both in the collation and their container. Sorry to see that CPL apparently does not do this.

Jan 29, 2016

I wish the library would check for pattern sheets (as they do for multi-disk DVDs & CDs). The Sunset branch's copy has pattern sheets 1, 3 and 5 only.

Here are some actually very stylish versions of several dresses from the book:

Oct 07, 2013

Mostly smock dresses of the kind that would be unflattering to any but the youngest and skinniest. Some nice sleeve and trim details. BradenAdam: don't you think you're being a little harsh? Think of the thousands of books checked out and in every day. To the library: maybe patterns should be checked out separately, so that they can be tracked more easily.

Jul 24, 2013

I also received the book without patterns, which made the book completely useless to me. This is the fourth book I have received without the sheets. Can you not keep better track of these things?

May 13, 2013

My copy is also missing the paper patterns. I am going to return the book this evening and mention it to the librarian. This copy should be taken out of circulation.

Jan 21, 2013

VERY disappointed to have this finally arrive and find that the pattern sheets have been completely removed!

Nov 16, 2012

The book is missing the paper patterns.

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