Discover the charming garment designs and intuitive instructions of patterns from Japan.
Even if you don’t read or speak Japanese, you can learn to work with Japanese pattern books. It’s all a matter of interpreting the symbols, identifying the necessary fabric and notion requirements, and understanding the clear and simple instructional diagrams. This article by Véronik Avery from Threads #181, Oct./Nov. 2015, describes how Japanese book patterns differ from other commercial patterns, offers tips on using them, and tells you where to acquire the books. Soon, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.
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