26 January 2012

Free Patten! -Jumper Dress

Here is my newest free pdf pattern project! 

This is a simple u-necked jumper dress, which is very easy to make. 
And it's a knit fabric pattern -if you'd like to use non stretchy fabric, please make back or side opening with zipper or something.

I made mine 8cm longer than the default length, and it became just my knee length. (my height is 158cm)


pattern size 9 (japanese size M)  download
pattern size 11 (japanese size L) download
instruction ( in japanese only)      download
arrange ideas                           download


Available until the end of February. Thank you!

25 January 2012

Men's Zip Up Cardigans

It's a chilly, but beautiful sunny day today here in Japan!
But unfortunately curtains remain closed, because our apartment is under repair to fix cracks in the outside wall. It got damaged a lot by the repeated earthquakes.
More than 8 months have passed after the big earthquake, but it's still continuing.
We feel quakes a few times a week. I wish it will cease soon...


Now here are 2 zip up cardigans for my husband and my father!

for my father (size S)
This brown one is for my father. I got this knit fabric 100yen/m at ZAKZAK in Nippori. It is smooth and expansive velours.  Cheap, but nice fabric!

for my husband (size LL)

This time I used the piping foot for the first time! I got excited to find it so quick & convenient!

This book contains many simple and versatile patterns for men; T shirt, cardigan, jacket, pants and more. And same as the previous post, these patterns also include seam allowances.I really love this authors pattern books : )

pattern : 『ロックミシン・メンズークライ・ムキのLaLaLa4』
      (Overlock Sewing for Men  LaLaLa4  by Muki Kurai)
      ISBN 9784529045834

24 January 2012

T-shirt Trio!

Hi, how have you been? I've been pretty good, and had a nice New Year holiday with my husband and my dog.
Now it's the most coldest season here in Japan. Yesterday we had lots of snow for the first time this winter. I can't leave myself from Kotatsu all the day long. : (

Therefore, my sewing is so slow.
These are some of my creations that I've made until the end of last year.

zebra with two pieces of applique
star embroidery

an emblem on sleeve

They are made from the same pattern from a pattern book ;
ロックミシンで作る 大人のおしゃれソーイング (Heart Warming Life Series) 』 
 by Muki Kurai   ISBN 9784529048224

I changed the neck line and made sleeves and body longer.

I can highly recommend this book because it has simple and really easy & quick patterns to make, and especially patterns in this book originally include seam allowance, so no need to add it after trace the patterns. 

Love this star embroidery : )