. Celestina Carmen: Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu sha

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu sha







Simple is definitely how I'd describe the designs in this book. They look extremely easy for beginners to tackle. I've decided to skip this one. The designs are plain, and baggy (to loose for my taste). Most of the models look like they're swimming in their clothes. I like japanese patterns and their loose fit, but the designs in these books did not appeal/inspire to me. I look to sewing books for inspiration, nothing grabbed my attention and stood out in this book. I did like that the directions for each pattern were accompanied by thorough diagrams.

*UPDATE*
I'd like to clarify, so not to offend anyone ...
I realize that all the patterns can be modified. When I say the models look like they are swimming in their clothes, it's because they do. Of course you don't have to wear the clothes like that, I just didn't find that appealing and wasn't sure why they decided to make the clothes look so ill-fitted. I've seen lots of Japanese sewing patterns that have good fits even though they are loose fitting. I would never discourage someone from picking this book. After all, this is just my opinion, and yours could be a whole lot different.



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would say that they are "real life" looking models, and if you have any imagination you can make something basic into something amazing. Each to their own.

Tina said...

I'm not sure what you mean when you make the "real life" models comment? I didn't make any comments on the models.

As far as the "imagination" comment- I didn't say this book sucks. It did not appeal to me. That is my opinion. Which I do believe you ended with "each to their own". Their will be many who love this book, as for me, I didn't hate it nor love it. My opinion, remember?

Instead of being snarky, how about post a comment about all the AMAZING things you did with these patterns. I'd really enjoy to see that. I luv to see people adding their own creative style to patterns.


The funny thing about snarky comments, they are left anonymously.

Carla said...

I actually really like the look of these clothes. But I'm just not sure if they'll suit me. I'm keen to try it tho. I'm also checking out a book you recommended... Sew Serendipity. Looking forward to getting it from the library. Thanks for your ideas :)

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