Japanese pattern tour - the London Sew Social team showcase Tuttle

By Victoria As-it-Seams - 02:54

Ah, Japanese sewing books - they've been a recent, and happy, discovery on my sewing journey. 

So I was thrilled when Tuttle, who publish translations of some of the loveliest Japanese pattern books, agreed to sponsor the London Sew Social gathering this year. 
We all generously received a pattern book, and this week, the London Sew Socialists are sharing creations from Tuttle's books, showcasing some of our favourite Tuttle patterns. Today I'm joined by the lovely Marta of Do Guincho, who's been sharing some wonderful creations from Stylish Party Dresses, with a stunning blouse on her blog today. And there are more  posts across our European group. See below....

This little dress pattern is rapidly climbing up my 'top pattern' list.

It's the square necked dress from the essential Tuttle children's book, Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids.

Before our holiday to France I embarked on a sewing frenzy and this was one of those creations.

It's a dress I created in an evening, from heavenly seersucker from Miss Matatabi, which was a gift from the lovely Sara of Made by Sara.

This fabric is so simple, yet so perfect. It's crisp and cool and almost silky-fine cotton weave. I kept everything simple - dressing it up only with two teal blue buttons.

I love stripes - playing with stripes, and this cool seersucker and fresh orange stripes is just perfect for river paddling, or exploring French Mediaeval lanes. Wouldn't you say?

It was a very easy sew, the only little twist I added was I made the button loops out of elastic, so that Missy can pull this over her head herself. 

This is an easy pattern but also versatile - I'm half way through my next square necked dress, cutting out  cotton flannel for a winter weight school dress.

Watch this space.

Thank you Tuttle!

Now my fellow London Sew Socialists are also show-casing Tuttle all this week - take a little tour around, there's some incredible creativity out there. Here's a few links.....

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  1. Awww! that first pic of your daughter is stunning. And her dress is such the perfect little easy to wear summer dress. Long may the sun shine in the UK :-)

  2. Ahhhh, these photos! Oh you know, wading in a creek in the South of France, UNDER A ROMAN AQUEDUCT. No bigs! This dress is just perfect. I have this book and have wanted to make this dress forever! Your version is perfect. I love how you put the seersucker on the bias on the yoke!

  3. Ah, love this dress! Especially the pleated sleeves, I don't remember seeing that before. LOVE. And that is one gorgeous photo shoot location!

  4. I haven't made that dress yet! It's darling though! Your pictures are just lovely!

  5. These little sleeves are adorable! And whenever I see something made of seersucker I Wonder why I haven't bought any seersucker yet!


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