I'm sure many of you are not new to Japanese books. If you have already been lucky enough to sew something from this book... then you'll know what I'm talking about.
These "ethereal" gargements have something special... I had the Blouse B nearly finished since one week ago; lovely in the peg, but seemed so big, I didn't even tried to check the fit in Blanca. I just thought, well, I'll have to wait at least one more year till she can wear this. So I just hanged it in her wardrobe and closed the door.
And... the weekend arrived. I'm a working mummy, and one of my new years' "principles" was not to "torture" my daughter trying her new clothes during the week, cause she's normally too tired when I arrive home from work :) Last year we got to the point where she saw me holding a brand new dress and she just ran opposite! Ha! No more of that.
I'm refering to Blouse B, from "Girls Style" book (by Yoshiko Tsukiori).
So the weekend arrived. I was thrilled about the fit, but honestly, didn't have hope this was going to work. And suddlendy, we had one of those "silent" moments where my husband and I hold breath and look at each other. Yes, even my husband! This looked soooooo beautiful on her!
This blouse is so different and delicate to what you find in the stores, it reminds you one of the good reasons why you sew :)
The fit is a bit loose, a big baggy, but I just adore it.
So now... I admit it, I'm obsessed with Japanese patterns. I have a long list of things I want to sew from this book and from the other very well known (and translated to English) Sew Chic Kids by
Pattern: Blouse B from Girls Style Book (by Yoshiko Tsukiori)
Fabric: upcycled shirt from daddy.