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1st Japanese Dress!

Added Aug 28, 2012

by Tingster

London, United K...






Ok, so it wasn’t technically my first dress as I made a prototype of Dress A & a mock up of Dress J with cheaper fabric. But,… this is the first one that I’m happy with & wearing out. I modified it by making the pleats a little bit longer down the front & lengthened it slightly.

Really happy with the project although deciphering all the little diagrams was a bit of a challenge (I don’t read Japanese!)

New skills I learnt – making pockets, setting in sleeves (tip: best done in the morning with lots of sunshine & not late at night when tired)

Material Notes

Used about 1.5m of stuff which I bought from the secret Liberty shop in South Kensington




Garment Type

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    Sep 23, 2012, 11.31 PMby mamamodista

    Love it! I just got my first Japanese pattern book and can’t wait to start. Thanks!

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    Aug 28, 2012, 09.24 PMby Misstristras

    love it

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      Aug 28, 2012, 09.48 PMby Tingster

      Thank you!

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    Aug 28, 2012, 08.32 PMby Tingster

    Thank you for the great, supportive comments. There are some further photos taken on my phone (I was too excited & my proper camera was at home)

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    Aug 28, 2012, 05.41 PMby Meg Hardin

    Oh my this is so adorable! Looks fabulous on you!

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    Aug 28, 2012, 05.12 PMby fashionfreek

    I agree..looks lovely on you.:-D Nice dress.

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    Aug 28, 2012, 05.06 PMby naama

    the pattern and fabric are both lovely :)

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    Aug 28, 2012, 04.40 PMby Mary Athey

    Looks really lovely on you xx

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