I've been introduced to Japanese craft books and I think they could quite easily become a dangerous addiction. They house a whole new world of inspiration.
I'd like to make every piece of clothing in this book for my little girls: Girly Style Wardrobe, ISBN978-4-579-11132-9.
The only problem is...obviously...it's printed in Japanese! Look at all of those lines. I started out completely overwhelmed, my husband, grandma and I were hovered over the table, trying to match up the symbols from the book, to the pattern.
Danny would say, "OK, we're looking for a tent, a window frame, a squiggle and a fancy 3."
Grandma kept repeating, "Bessie, I just don't understand. Why did you buy a book in Japanese?"
"Because Grandma, I like to challenge myself, and I don't have anything else to do. Now get your nose down there and start looking for a little house with a line through it next to an upside down G!"
Just kidding. I love you Grandma.
I ended up standing on a chair looking down onto the paper, trying to pin point specific shapes.
The illustrations for sewing the garment together however are extremely detailed.
I have a cousin who always gives me a hard time about sewing.
"Honey, whatever it is that you are trying to make, please just go to the store and buy it."
I can't. There's something wrong with me. I. Have. A. Sickness.
I've cut out a dress in children's Japan size 100 (U.S. 4), as well as a top size 120 (U.S. 8)
How hard can it be?
I'll let you know tomorrow!