Pattern Challenge Goal 1.

Pattern Challenge Goal 1
I’ve already mentioned my goal to make myself a party dress for the beginning of May. But I figured I could squeeze another clothing project in between then and now. (Oh, so ambitious!) Besides I got myself a Japanese Beginner Dress and Tunic book back in December and have yet to make anything from it.
However, I am a bit worried. I have already cut the fabric pieces and they look…small. I forgot that a Japanese Large is not a US Large. And I was too lazy to do the cm to inches math. So I am going to go ahead sewing it up and hope it fits. *fingers crossed* If it doesn’t fit at all, guess who will get a chance to win it! Yes! You!
I’ll be using a vintage cotton/poly fabric I received from a family member back in December.
To join the Pattern Challenge, head over to Sarah’s blog.

4 Responses to “Pattern Challenge Goal 1.”


  1. 1 Sarah February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This is adorable!! I think it could be really cute fitted also, in case it ends up tight. Can’t wait to see which fabric you chose!!!

    Sarah

  2. 2 allison February 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    those japanese sizes! they seriously gave me some issues when i’d go clothes shopping in japan. plus there’s a really big push to fight metabolic syndrome (which i thought was a culture bound disease until just recently…we just call it pre-diabetes) and they instituted waist measurement as part of the yearly physical. um, their idea of a normal waist size is so not comparable to a normal american waist! issues…

    my fingers are crossed that the lovely tunic you make will fit!

  3. 3 Jenn February 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Would you mind sharing the ISBN for this book? It looks lovely. I adore the Machiko Kayaki books… and this one looks similar. I just adore the aesthetic. And boy will that make a cute party dress :)

    Ironically… the first pattern I made from a Japanese pattern book turned out way too big! I have started keeping a metric pattern making book on hand, along with a copy of my measurements… when preparing the pattern pieces. Sometimes a little alteration of the pattern in is order!


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