Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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.
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.