Mmmm, yes, I do love this book [Stylish Dress Book]. I had ordered it a few months ago and pretty much want to try every pattern in the book. Don’t want to sound like a broken record here, but Karyn is a total inspiration for sewing with Japanese pattern books like these. She’s amazing, check out her work here, blah, blah, blah, love it all. Conveniently she also runs a nifty shop and started selling online.
So I pulled out my gift certificate to my local quilt shop that my good friend Dahlia had sent me, and scooped up some of this Anna Maria Horner Lou Lou Thi voile. Yes, the stuff is addicting, just want to say I warned ya.
I chose to start with dress E, also on the cover of the book, which I realized shortly after deciding that’s what I’d make first. Pretty pleats in the front, soft gathers in the back, pockets, what more could you ask for?
The pattern is amazing, I don’t know Japanese, but it came together pretty quick. And yes, I can’t wait to try out more from the book!