Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Japanese pattern book: Treasured Collection Blouse D

I really like the Blouse D pattern from Treasured Collection by Yoshiko Tsukiori. This is the third one I've made. My alterations to the original patterm are (1) sew the pleats all the way down to the waistline rather than stopping at above the bust (which did make it look too much like a maternity top), (2) draw in the sleeve hem by finishing it with a couple of small pleats and hemming it with self fabric bias binding and (3) remove the back pleat. It gives the top a more fitted look and lovely shape while at the same time keeping it comfortable to wear. I always get compliments when I wear this top.
The fabric is a cotton voile that I bought from a stall a few months ago at the back of  Olive Grove Studios in Sydney Road, Brunswick. The vendor was moving interstate and selling off her fabric stash. I managed to snare myself a few bargains!

Should have given it a press before photographing it.

2 comments:

  1. Very pretty blouse- worth repeating this pattern - I still love your white version too ! Lucky fabric find indeed. My daughter was in Japan for 5 months -I should of thought of asking her to get me some Japanese sewing books !

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  2. Hi Janine, I have a few Japanese sewing books some in English and some in Japanese. Once you work out the diagrams they are quite straightforward to use in Japanese. Thank you for comments on the blouse - you've got a good memory about the white one. It is one of my favourites. Are you still blogging?

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