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« on: December 27, 2006 01:31:20 PM »

does anyone have suggestions for japanese clothing sewing books, and places to buy from?  not the craft/stuffie/zakka books, though those are adorable. i remember seeing an entry on a blog somewhere of a cute shirt pattern someone had completed from one... (if i could just remember to bookmark those awesome blogs i come across when clicking through links from other entries, but that's another problem altogether ;P)

i know of http://www.kitty-craft.com/ and i may break down very soon and buy this one from them: http://www.kitty-craft.com/shop/step1.php?number=4641

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006 04:12:59 PM »

You might want to check out this blog:

http://www.craftlog.org/craftingjapanese/

In addition to Japanese sewing books and magazines, they review knitting, crochet, etc. They also have resource guides as to where and who you can buy them from. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006 07:58:30 PM »

very cool, thanks! =]
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006 07:30:50 PM »

I saw this book in the library once. http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Japanese-Clothes/dp/087011865X
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 04:28:44 PM »

A while back on a now defunct discussion board, there was a sew-along with the Mrs. Stylebook magazine - it's like Burda, but starts off with a basic block, then the 'patterns' are how to alter your block for each style - custom fit!  The sew-along was because one member could translate the instructions - since you are drafting the pattern, you need to know each step, it's not all graphic.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007 08:19:34 AM »

I was looking for a Mrs. Stylebook awhile ago, I couldn't find a source for buying one.
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