Sewing for Everyday: More Yoshiko Tsukiori + A Knit Dress

Here I go again. I am  still sewing from Yoshiko Tsukiori’s Japanese sewing books. There are so many patterns! This is my go-to source for simple everyday clothes.

I made another Jersey Bolero from Sew Chic.

Simple instructions with diagrams. Jacket has only 3 patterns pieces

Simple instructions with diagrams. Jacket has only 3 patterns pieces

Simplcity 1630 dress with Sew Chic Jersey Style Bolero

Simplicity 1630 dress with Sew Chic Jersey Style Bolero

This time I used denim with white top stitching and added a lining. I need to make a pencil skirt for this. Loving the silhouette.

Sew Chic: N Bolero-style Jacket in  Denim

Sew Chic: N Bolero-style Jacket in Denim

Sew Chic: N Bolero-style Jacket in  Denim

Sew Chic: N Bolero-style Jacket in Denim

Sew Chic Jean Bolero inside

Inside of Sew Chic: “N” Jersey Bolero Style Jacket in Denim.

The next garment is from Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom. Tunic Q.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom Q Tunic

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom Q Tunic

Stylishdressbook WWFQ (3)Instead of knit jersey I used a linen/rayon blend. The tuck detail at the neckline tames the fullness at top which I like.

The Q tunic has tucks and a square neckline

The Q tunic has tucks and a square neckline

Stylishdressbook WWFQ (2)

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom Q Tunic

Aside from neckline, it is super roomy and comfortable to wear. The perfect Thanksgiving top. I bet I could stuff two turkeys in this blouse.Stylishdressbook WWFQ (5)

Finally, I decided to conquer my fear of sewing knits on my sewing machine. After several false starts, I did a Google search and found that I needed to use a “walking foot” and ball point needle on my machine. That did the trick. I sewed McCalls 6612.

McCalls 6612

McCalls 6612

Love this pattern, the cowl neckline is my favorite. My only issue is that I tend not to wear straight cut, form fitting clothing because I am pear shaped. I am an A-line kind of girl. I have gotten all kinds of advice on how to make this style work on me. Get some Spanx, wear a belt and jacket, add ruching at the waist, drink tea, sigh. I think I will add more ease to the side seams to make more of an A-line dress. Either way, I will be using this pattern again. It has lots of versatility.

McCall's 6612

McCall’s 6612

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2 thoughts on “Sewing for Everyday: More Yoshiko Tsukiori + A Knit Dress

  1. I just completed the Jersey Bolero-style Jacket, pattern N recently and used your post to see a little more detail of the garment before I began. Both your jackets turned out cute! Love the tunic and your dress too.

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