16 November 2015

Japanese Series - Part I

I don't even know where to start... After a lot of though I decided to make more than one post for this amazing series! Since it's the Japanese sewing week and I'm live on the first day... I will go on and make some Japanese sewing days here too otherwise this post would look more like a Japanese encyclopaedia.  Since the day I knew this series was going to happen that I've decided to make a mini collection for my daughter...  and why not show all the Japanese patterns living in our house? (that still fit, because there was plenty more)
Teresinha's Japanese wardrobe
Francisco's Japanese wardrobe
I was in doubt of showing you the below... It's pathetic!
My Japanese wardrobe
Since Teresinha has the nicest and the more complete one (more than one book for her) I will leave it for last (I know you wanted me to start with hers... you will have to come back tomorrow ;-)

My Japanese wardrobe: both 1. and 2. are from the same book. Until not long ago I only had the book below...
1. I've blogged about it HERE. I've been using the shirt so much. I can say it's the piece of clothe I've made for me that I've used the most. I just love it! The style, the fabric, and the way it fits... Perfect!
2. Never blogged about it and the only picture I have of this tunic it's me covered in coffee! I spent the entire day looking like this and people though it was normal! Can you believe it?!?! 
3. I was wearing the dress when I went to my closet to get all the Japanese clothes I own.. Silly me! I didn't realised I have 3!!! This is the dress that made me want to have the book (It's the one on the cover)! I love the fabric... I just found THIS great shop!
Tks Fatima for the present (she gave me the book)! I just love this book. I want to make every single pattern in it! 

The other day I bought this one. Looks promissing! Can't wait to start and increase the ridiculous number of Japanese garnments in my closet!
That's all for today! You are probably tired of reading me! Come back tomorrow for some more japanese sewing....

Sara organized all of it and there's a link up so you can play along too :). All details HERE!

There is an AMAZING giveaway running along with this tour !
There will be three lucky winners among all of the lovely readers. Each winner will win one of the following prizes: 
- 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 

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Check out what all the AMAZING bloggers are sewing...
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Patty Made It  |  Paisley Roots  |  Rita Pirolita  |  Call Ajaire
So-cal Sewing Mom  |  Kiwi Crafty Chemist  |  Sew Shelly Sew  |  Made by Sara

37 comments:

  1. Your kids have such a great Japanese wardrobe!!! Love the dress you made and the fabric is so cool :-)
    Now I'm curious, I will come back tomorrow;-)

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    1. It was so much fun to make all of it! Did I tell you I love japanese patterns? LOL

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  2. You´re a machine! I want Teresinha´s wardrobe!! It´s all super coordinated! And that dress gaaah! <3 <3 <3

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    1. I've spent the entire weekend wearing the dress... (needed pictures and it was never a good moment, so I wore it all the time LOL). I love Teresinha's closet too... now it's time to improve mine! ;)

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  3. Oh wow!! So much goodness here! I have this same book, I actually got it for Christmas last year and still haven't made a thing (for shame!) This is very inspiring. Love your kids clothes too, I have sewn quite a few items for my kids from Happy Homemade. I just love the simplicity...

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    1. The book is perfect! :) What are you waiting for? I'll be waiting to see some clothes on your wardrobe ;)

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  4. Okay, you need to make yourself 10 more of that dress you are wearing in the last photos.....so so SO amazing on you!!! I love everything you have made and what a fun and great idea to show everything you have made with Japanese patterns!

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    1. It's not all, some things are already too small and handed down to my family, otherwise I would be making a Japanese month over here.... LOL. I'm already looking for fabric to make more dresses for me.

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  5. That is quite a collection!! I think you have a healthy, and quite beautiful, addiction!

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    1. there are much worse addictions right? LOL Tks!

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  6. Eu tenho o primeiro livro! Mas ainda não experimentei fazer nada por moldes japoneses - ando a tentar ganhar coragem (e experiência...)

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    1. Teresa nao sao tao complicados como parece... Fico a espera de ver algumas peças japonesas no teu armario ;)

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  7. All of the clothes are beautiful, even the one with coffee spilled on it ;) I can't wait to see part 2!

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  8. OMG, Teresinha's wardrobe is gorgeous and your dress is amazing!! Well done my friend!

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    1. Tks! I can't wait to see what you are going to make! ;)

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  9. Wow they are fantastic! You're quite the pro at Japanese patterns, bravo!

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    1. Tks! Not even close... I definitely need to learn some japanese! ;)

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  10. Wow! You have done an incredible amount of Japanese sewing. Amazing! Blouse no 1 looks great on you.

    I'm still laughing at the coffee stain on Blouse no. 2, I actually thought it was part of the fabric. Then when I saw the model in the book drinking coffee and thought of you doing that in your blouse too, it cracked me up.

    Really looking forward to Part 2 and 3.

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    1. People were saying to me cool tunic not noticing it was a coffee stain!!! LOL
      Tks ;)

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  11. This is amazing! You are a machine! <3 I Love your dress so much. Super inspiring!

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    1. I actually think this dress would look stuning on you! ;)

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  12. Wow! You are amazing! So many beautiful outfits! You set the bar high, my friend! Love it all, specially your dress! :D

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  13. Oh Rita, quero tudo!!!
    So many gorgeous pieces - I might need to invest in some books for me soon. Your pieces are absolutely stunning ;)
    My wardrobe is in serious need of a dress like yours <3

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    1. Every wardrobe need a dress like this! ;)
      Women Japanese books are great!

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  14. I love everything!! So beautiful! And maybe people thought the coffee was a design feature!! ;) And your dress is gorgeous <3

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    1. Tks Emi! I can't wait to see what you will make... I would love to understand some Japanese! What about you give the sewing comunity some lessons?! LOL

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    2. Ha ha! You have too much faith in my ability!!!

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  15. I love all of your pieces!! I'm so inspired to make my family clothes with Japanese sewing patterns!!

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    1. The Japanese style works in every wardrobe! ;)
      Tks!

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  16. This gorgeous collection of clothes makes it look like your household is always pastel clean and full of sunshine! How lovely!
    Enjoy your sewing week!

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    1. LOL this is the funniest comment ever! I wish my house was always like you say... That's why I'm only showing one wall!
      Tks!

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  17. Your dress looks really good and comfortable too

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    1. It's great! I have been wearing it non stop!

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  18. That dress! Wow! I want one as well! The fabric is so fun!

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    1. I love the dress.... This fabric exists in 3 coulors, I got it in a French shop, Ma Petite Mercerie

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