Recently, I found Stylish Dress Book at my local library.
I love the simplicity of the Japanese patterns in this book. The first part of the book show cases all of the pattern options, one for each page, labeled A-Z. The second part of the book illustrates the instructions to construct each pattern. All of the patterns can be found in a little pocket at the very back of the book.
It was hard to pick just one. I really want to make them all, but lets be honest, how could I say no to a buffalo check top? (Pattern P). I went with a slightly bigger print with my fabric, and I really like how bold it reads. I found my fabric at Joann’s. This pattern is SO easy, and simple. I put the whole thing together in a few hours. I blindly followed the pattern in size small. I realllllly wish it was longer. Note to self, don’t trust the picture on the pattern and MEASURE. I was trying to hack this out for a weekend getaway, and didn’t take the time I should have to measure the length. The model must be wearing a few sizes up, a little oversized. I also had to add a little more elastic in the neckline than what the pattern calls for. Other than the length, I am happy with the over all results.
Just a cute, little simple top if you’re looking for a quick project. Coming up next is something I’ve been waiting to make for a few weeks now, and I’m so excited to get started. Stay tuned!