quarta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2013

JAPANESE SEWING BOOKS + ORGANIC FABRIC

Tenho um novo vício: livros de costura Japoneses!
Mais precisamente, tenho dois novos vícios: livros de costura Japoneses e tecidos orgânicos…
Vão levar-me à ruina mas as minhas filhas vão andar muito mais bem vestidas!

 I have a new addiction: Japanese sewing books!More precisely, I have two new addictions: Japanese sewing books and organic fabric...This will lead me to ruin but my daughters will wear awesome clothes!


Falemos dos livros primeiro. São os livros mais estilosos que se podem encontrar. As roupas são simples, giras e confortáveis. As fotografias e o styling incríveis. Alguns até já estão traduzidos para inglês ou para francês. E parece-me que finalmente estou a gostar mais de moldes sem margens de costura. São mais chatos de copiar para o papel mas são bem melhores para fazer alterações ao modelo original.
Não resisti e comprei este, este, este e este! E tenho muitos mais na minha wishlist!
Qualquer dia compro um na versão original. Se for preciso a Ya Farn do blog Japanese Sewing Books pode dar-me uma ajuda na intrepretação das instruções.
Mas como fazer a peça de roupa perfeita sem o tecido perfeito? Recebi uma série de tecidos orgânicos da Birch Fabrics como prémio do concurso Flip This Pattern. Eram tão bonitos que acabaram por ficar na prateleira meses à espera do molde certo. Finalmente, com os meus novos livros japoneses, ganhei coragem e fiz esta túnica para a Inês.

Let's talk about the books first. JSB are the most stylish books on earth. Their clothes are simple, cool and comfortable. The photographs and the styling are absolutely amazing. Some have even been translated into English or French. And it seems like I'm finally getting used to patterns without seam allowances. These patterns are actually a bit more time consuming to work with but are much better when I feel like making changes to the original design.I could not resist and bought this, this, this and this! And I have many more in my wishlist!
I am tempted to buy some original books too as I think the lovely Ya Farn from Japanese Sewing Books will help me with the instructions. Check out her blog for great inspirations!
But I needed the perfect fabric to make the perfect garment… Last summer Fabricworm, a great US online shop, offered me several Birch Fabrics as prize when I won June’s edition of Flip This Pattern Series. These fabrics were so cute they ended up on my fabric stash for months waiting for the right pattern. Finally, with my new Japanese books, I gained courage and made ​​this tunic for Ines.




O molde é do livro Girl’s Style Book. Fiz apenas duas alterações: não pus elástico na base das mangas e fechei atrás com um laço em vez de um botão. O tecido é, claro, da Birch Fabrics, oferecido pela loja Fabricworm. Esta semana encontrei-o em promoção na Modes4u (obrigada An!)e comprei mais uma jarda para poder fazer uma túnica igual para a Teresa. Os remates das mangas e do colarinho são “portugueses da silva” e foram feitos com fita de viés antiga.

The pattern is from Girl's Style Book. I made only two very small changes to the original design: I did not put elastic at the base of the sleeves and closed the back with a loop instead of a button. The fabric is, of course, from Birch Fabrics, and was offered to me by Fabricworm. This week I found it on sale at Modes4u (thank you An!), a Hong Kong based on-line shop, and bought one more yard to be able to make a matching tunic for Teresa.
The trim on the sleeves and collar is made with vintage bias tape bought at a local shop.


10 comentários:

  1. So cute! Love the blouse and the pics. Again. When I look at this fabric, I'm sure you will like the package I'll be sending you. M

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  2. Soraia de Sousa Mendes20 de novembro de 2013 às 08:21

    Adoro o molde e adoro o tecido (e claro a modelo!! :-)! Muito giro como sempre!

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  3. Beautiful, simple, stylish. I love it!

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  4. As Japanese, I want to say thank you for all the complements about JSB :) I will help you interpret original books too! And I just love this tunic!! So cute!

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  5. i had left you a looong comment and now i don't see it! i had said i am working on this very blouse right now!. i was encouraged to see your photos! i love the blouse so much!!! it motivated me to do some sewing during my baby's naptime. :)

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  6. Hi Marta,
    I have a love for Japanese sewing books too - I share the obsession with you! Your tunic is beautiful, I love the two fabrics together and the detail down the front. I have this book so I must bookmark this pattern to try after seeing your wonderful creation.

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  7. I love what you did with the sleeves! It's so nice to see a sewn version before I attempt it myself.

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  8. Tenho o "Girls Style Book" no meu "cesto de compras" da Amazon, já nem sei há quanto tempo - é desta que o mando vir.

    A túnica ficou linda e a modelo lindíssima, claro!

    Obrigada pelo encorajamento :)

    Bjs

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  9. Beautiful tunic, and your daughter is such a cutie. I have this book too - so many lovely things to sew, it's hard to choose!

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  10. I love you style so much. And your daughter looks lovely in that top. This pattern has been on my list for a few months now. Its nice to see how it looks:-)

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