Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Surely that means I don't need any more. You know I'm kidding, right? What kind of crazy proposition is that? I'm not sure that I'll ever get to a point where my collecting phase of patterns is done. There are just so many sweet ones out there, especially when you're talking kid's clothes.
Some of my very favourite designs come from these Japanese books. Let's just ignore for a minute that all the sewing instructions are, in fact, in Japanese and concentrate on the pictures OK? These are so perfectly styled. They have cute, simple and stylish wrapped up. When I look at these books I want to make everything out of them.
Unfortunately, the one thing that is not so pretty is the pattern pages. Everything's crammed onto a page with the cutting and sewing instructions in Japanese. Also there are no seam allowances included in any of the patterns. So you have to add those yourself. Really not something you want to be doing with toddlers running around. Don't say I didn't warn you.
But you know what, for the designs I can overlook all those things. I've made a few things out of these books now and I kinda love the challenge of them. Like puzzles to put together. Puzzles that sometimes hurt your head, a lot. So for now I'm just planning, planning, planning all the things I'm going to make from these. Even tracing a few out. Hopefully my brain will be up to the challenge soon.
Want to know what's all kinds of awesome? Some of these books have been translated and are coming out in English now! I know, right?! There may be room on my shelf for a few more patterns yet.