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I finally used a pattern in a Japanese book!

I used this pattern from Cotton Time Magazine:

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I thought it was a tunic, but it was more a dress length, so I shortened it, and moved the pocket upwards. 

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It’s a one size pattern, though I’m sure somewhere in the text is the explanation of how to alter the sizes. I also added some width to the side seams from the waist down (originally its a straight shape), and two darts in the back.

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Next time I may even remember to add ALL of the necessary seam allowances….

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I love the colour combination though, apparently I’m not over my yellow phase yet! The main fabric is a light weight white and blue striped cotton, and the yellow is from a re purposed thrift store cotton curtain.

It works very well for all the extra hours spent outside recently, absorbing and enjoying the great weather.

More on the Japanese front, my latest visit to BOOK-OFF resulted in this book:

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It’s all about using your serger, with the usual abundance of step by step photos, and cute tops like this one:

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Oh, and did I mention the full sized pattern sheet, with not one but THREE sizes? definitely on my to do list!

This book also has some jackets, cardigans, and skirts, all designed for sergers, and some for cover stitch machines. The ISBN is 9784529044127.

Ciao for now…

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