Hi there you guys,
Japanese sewing week is almost over (just one day left to go!!!!!) and it has been amazing.
I love japanese sewing books, like everyone else in this series, but I do have a special story to tell you about me and them…
It was the late summer of 2008, I was exploring the web sewing community for a couple of months, amazed by all the beautiful things people from all over the world were making, when I came across a japanese sewing book.
I’ve never sewn anything in my life before, but that book, made me wan’t to start.
Head on first I ordered that book and another one from amazon.jp (Yes, it’s in Japanese!!!, No, I don’t read/speak Japanese!!!). I don’t know how, but I think (!!!) I choose a more expensive shipping method and for some reason (!!!), those books were held at customs. So, in the end, they cost me the grand total of… $50 (Crazy!!!! I know)
But you know what, I couldn’t care less, I was so excited about them, that I didn’t give it another thought.
I came home and showed them to my mom (I didn’t tell her how much I’ve spent of course!!!). I belive she thought I was in some kind of feverish delirium and asked me where my sewing machine was (No, I didn’t had one at that time!!!).
I think she actually considered admitting me into a madhouse!!!
Long story short, I made the first piece of clothing of my life completely by hand, from a japanese sewing book. And, I didn’t stop sewing since then…
It has been one amazing journey ❤ ❤ ❤
So to all of you who are scared of trying a japanese sewing book… I’m the living proof… You Can Do It 😉
Are you still there?!? Ok, thanks for waiting!!!
Here it is my thirty… something, japanese sew!!!! A pleated skirt ❤
I had the best intention of sewing an entire outfit, but then reality sunk in, one week before this post, and I decided to KISS.
I do not regret this decision at all, because picture time was really hard to find during the week (days are soooo small!!!)
I can see how that can be discouraging for some of you, but for me, if can skip that boring part of drafting and adding seam alloawnces, I’m in 😀
I admit I I’ve a soft spot for natural fibers, but this time I decided to indulge in the neoprene madness that’s going around 🙂
The fabric is from Sweet Mercerie, and it is a dream to work with. It makes the most gorgeous pleats, don’t you think ?!?
The girl loves her new skirt, so I couldn’t be more happy ❤ ❤ ❤
And for the best part… There is a giveaway… Yeahhhh!!!
If you wan’t to join in the fun, you can go to Sara’s post and link some of your Japanese sewing of 2015. I would certainly love to see it ❤
Also, don’t forget to check the other participant’s posts
Hugs and kisses