Friday, October 1, 2010

Favorite Things Friday: Japanese Edition

So, I'm revealing another one of my obsessions, well almost obsession. Almost because I've never actually sewn anything from one of these books, but I want to. I really, really want to. I've been hearing a lot about Japanese pattern books lately, and I love to look through them online. They're in Japanese, but word on the street is that you don't have to know Japanese to understand them. They apparently have very detailed diagrams that make them easy to follow. I hope to take a stab at it soon :)

This book has the most adorable little girl clothes. I totally ♥ these patterns!! You can find the book HERE.

The dresses in this book are simple and feminine. I don't love all the patterns in this one, but the ones I like, I LOVE. You can find it HERE.

There are more pretty dresses in this book. These two are my favorite. You can find the book HERE.

The next few pattern books come from the Etsy shop This And That From Japan. You can find the shop HERE.
How cool to make your own eco bags!

These stuffed toys are adorable.

The motifs in this crochet book are gorgeous.

LOVE it!!
Have any of you tried Japanese sewing or crochet patterns?


Cynthia Hatch said...

Love it!

Fowler family said...

Oh my goodness. Are the Japanese cool or what? Those Japanese women always seem to have the cutest style hands down. And I love it that they always sport such modest things.

I "used" to know Japanese (took a few years in HS), and may be able to help you if you ever come across some kanji that you need to understand.