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Make Your Own Japanese Clothes: Patterns and Ideas for Modern Wear (edition 1988)

by John Marshall

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Includes patterns and step-by-step instructions for making 14 selected traditional garments, with tips on creative variations.
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Title:Make Your Own Japanese Clothes: Patterns and Ideas for Modern Wear
Authors:John Marshall
Info:Kodansha America (1988), Edition: 1st ed, Paperback
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:japan, sewing

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Color and B&W photographs of kimono examples, patterns for kimonos, obi, robes, footwear
  UniversalCostumeDept | May 10, 2013 |
Excellent detailed illustrations - photos, drawings, diagrams. Loaded with information on the history, how to make, how to wear kimono and other traditional Japanese clothing items. Totally nerd-worthy amount of information! ( )
  k2togger | Sep 30, 2012 |
Valuable resource An excellent book for someone with previous sewing experience, especially hand sewing. (You don't need a machine to make these garments, in fact, it's better to do it by hand.) I very much appreciated the background on Japanese sewing, however, the stitches are not as clearly illustrated as they could be, and would probably be very difficult to understand for a beginning sewer. As for the other illustrations, arm yourself with patience and re-read the explanations several times through. Overall I'm happy with this book after looking everywhere for traditional Japanese kimono patterns. I was able to successfully complete a kurotomesode (formal black kimono) thanks to it. ( )
2 vote fraise | Sep 15, 2005 |
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