Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs by Yoshiko TsukioriHappy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs by Yoshiko Tsukiori

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs

byYoshiko Tsukiori

Paperback | October 4, 2013

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Sew your own stylish clothes with this fabulous sewing book.Are you a DIY sewer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the Japanese Sewing book you've been waiting for-all new timeless and straightforward creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply-by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe.Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence.Sewing designs include: - Tunic Dress with Lace - Blouse with Front Tucks - Box Tunic - Straight-cut Tiered Skirt - Straight-cut Sarouel Pants - Smock Dress with Puff Sleeves - And much more... Whether you're a sewing maven or an aspiring novice, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide to transforming fabric to fabulous!
Yoshiko Tsukiori is a graduate of Joshi Bijutsu College. After working in apparel companies, Yoshiko became an independent designer. She creates a diverse range of fashionable, easy-to-make clothing, including children's and babies' clothes and women's designer garments. Yoshiko has authored many books, including the trendy Stylish Dre...
Title:Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday DesignsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.43 inPublished:October 4, 2013Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:4805312874

ISBN - 13:9784805312872

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great patterns for an experienced sewer! Love the Yoshiko Tsukiori books. The patterns are fun and simple. Some use only three or four pattern pieces. But these books are all for experienced sewers. The actual patterns pieces are all printed over each other on a couple of pages so it takes a bit of deciphering to find the pieces you need and then you have to add seam allowances because they are not included. The sewing instructions are also very minimal so you really have to know what you are doing. I've been sewing with store bought patterns my entire life so it took me a bit to wrap my brain around these simple pieces and instructions, but now that I've got it figured out, it couldn't be easier!
Date published: 2018-06-04

Editorial Reviews

This book exemplifies all the things I love about Japanese sewing books: pretty designs, simple styling, and exceptional instructional quality." - Diane Gilleland, CraftyPod blog"Even if you don't sew you'll surely have a good time flicking through the pages as the designs are just plain pretty and the pictures styling close to crazy yummy. It is simple, cute and inspired with soft patterns and savvy details." - La Creature and you blog"There will definitely be more Happy Homemade dresses appearing in my wardrobe in coming months... " - Ivy Arch blog"With everything from pants to tops, skirts to dresses, this book is all you need to completely revamp your closet." - Fave Crafts blog"It is a great book for new sewers with easy to follow direction and that are very easy to understand. This is one of my favorite tools and it's helped me to improve my sewing skills." - Book Bargain and Previews blog"I made one of the patterns in the book and found the directions to be clear, direct, and simple to follow. It helps that the book is also translated into English." - Sew Country Chick blog"Tsukiori style is a very wearable bohemian look, the simple designs are perfect for showing off quality fabrics." - Ideas and Inspirations blog"One of my many New Year resolutions is to spend more time making things. And one of my first projects is going to be from the Happy Homemade series of books" - FUTURUSTIC blog"