Wardrobe Essentials: Japanese Styles for Everyday

It’s pretty safe to say that I am on a roll with sewing everyday casual clothes for my wardrobe. I found a blouse on Pintrest from a Japanese sewing book one day and ended up falling in love with the simplicity of the styles. I have found 3 books that I really like so far.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom by Yoshiko Tsukiori Tuttle Publishing

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic by Yoshiko Tsukiori Tuttle Publishing

Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha

The books are translated into English  with easy to follow instructions (for advanced beginner) and have western sizing. Styles are fast to sew and comfortable to wear. Most can be made from start to finish in a couple of hours.  Here are some of the styles I’ve made to date. I have been wearing the heck out of them.

tylish Dress Book Wear With Freedom Book

Stylish Dress Book: Wear With Freedom Book

 

Stylish Dress Book View E instructions. I like the pleat but think I will use different sleeves next time.

Stylish Dress Book View E instructions. I like the pleated design but think I will use different sleeves next time.

Stylish dress book View E with pants.

Stylish dress book View E with pants.

Stylish dress book style E back

Stylish dress book style E back

Simple Modern Sewing drawstring casing

Simple Modern Sewing

Simple Modern Sewing 3c model from Book

Simple Modern Sewing 3c model from Book

Simple Modern Sewing 3C instructions

Simple Modern Sewing 3C instructions

Simple Modern Sewing 3C has a cool crossover sleeve detail (like a baby tee) I ended up tacking the flaps together though.  The neckline is wide enough without the flaps.

Simple Modern Sewing 3C has a cool crossover sleeve detail (like a baby tee) I ended up tacking the flaps together though. The neckline is wide enough without the flaps.

Simple Modern Sewing 3C

Simple Modern Sewing 3C with drawstring waist

Simple Wardrobe: Simplicty 1620 and Sew Chic

Simple Wardrobe: Simplicty 1620 and Sew Chic

Sew Chic View E, Simple Tunic with Ruffle Sleeve

Sew Chic View E, Simple Tunic with Ruffle Sleeve

Sew Chic view E

Sew Chic view E

This is style J modeled in the book Sew Chic

This is style J modeled in the book Sew Chic

Easy instructions with diagrams for Sew Chic Style J

Easy instructions with diagrams for Sew Chic Style J

Sew Chic Style J tied in the back

Sew Chic Style J tied in the back

Sew Chic style J Jacket tied

Sew Chic style A worn with pants

Sew Chic style A worn with pants

Sew Chic Style C

Sew Chic Style C

Sew Chic Dress C book

Sew Chic Dress C book

Sew Chic style C worn as a dress.

Sew Chic style C worn as a dress.

Sew Chic Style C with style A sleeves. The patterns are interchangeable so you can make lots of variations of the styles.  Sometimes I wear pant with the dresses

Sew Chic Style C with style A sleeves. The patterns are interchangeable so you can make lots of variations of the styles. Sometimes I wear pant with the dresses

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