11/21/15

Japanese Sewing Week


One of the main places I want to go on my world trip is Japan. I love the culture and language and I adore their styles. So of course I was ecstatic when Sara started the Japanese Sewing group and even more so when she chose to have a Japanese Sewing Week!


I chose to make the Pull Over Parka from Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids. I've had my eye on making it for quite a while and since my kids are quite good for winter stuff, I figured we could already fantasize about the spring. Lets also be honest, I'm addicted to hoodies and I just couldn't resist making it!



I also felt that since this was a Japanese Tour, it was only fitting to use some Japanese fabric too!
The main print is Kokka trefle-d Triangle Double Gauze from Miss Matatabi. It's the perfect weight!



I deviated from the directions in the book and lined the parka with chambray. This way, it's reversible and I think it compliments the triangles rather well.



When Sara started up the Japanese Sewing Group I joined immediately. At that time I only had 1 Japanese book, Let's Go Out Girls Clothes, which I traced patterns but failed to sew any up. I sent that out to a friend to borrow, and after seeing so many adorable items be made up in that group, I had to buy some more books! So now I also have Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids by Akiko Mano and Stitch, Wear, Play by Mariko Nakamura. Making that 4 Japanese pattern books in my library.




This parka is my third item I've made from Japanese Sewing books. My first two items were the Yoke Panel Skirt from Linen, Wool, Cotton kids for Sarah Jane, which turned out adorable. When that line is available for purchase in January I will be making more!


Make sure you go and see all the amazing talent and other books for Japanese Sewing Week! They seriously have done amazing and although the adult patterns are far too small for me, I have a feeling I need to look into getting some of those books for Aevs since she is too big for the kid ones!


There will also be three lucky winners that will each win one of the prize packages:
One pack of 2 two Japanese Sewing books from Tuttle Publishing
One pack of 2 two Japanese Sewing books from Tuttle Publishing
A $40 fabric voucher from Urban Sew 
The giveaway will be open from Nov. 16th to the 25th.

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11 comments:

  1. When you go on world tour, i sure hope that you"ll also stop ingermany and visit us! You'd definitely be welcome.

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  2. Love that it's reversible, so cute.

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  3. I love that pattern, also have that book but still didn't get to do it. Clever idea to make it reversible

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  4. I love that pattern. Thanks to your post I will do it soon. Its beautiful!

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  5. Oh this is a beautiful parka! I absolutely love the fabric and genius to make it reversible!!

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  6. That hoodie is so cute! Another book to add to the wish list.

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  7. Oh, I love this pattern, I've made it once for summer, but now I think I have to try a spring version too. Love the fabrics and that it's reversible. Well done :-)

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  8. This pattern is great! I just love it! Love that you've made it reversible, works so well!

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  9. I LOVE the fabrics you've used for the hoodie, and yep, genius to make it fully reversible. Nice one.
    I have to say your daughter is beautiful and you've photographed her really nicely here!
    you need to demand to get that first book back, it's a great one.

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  10. That pattern is great and make it reversible was a great idea. It turned out so cute!

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