from come home vol. 13 (isbn 978-4-391-62687-2), and stylish dress book #1(isbn 978-4-579-11185-5)
Now that I am focusing on making rather than baking, I have been thinking of one of my summer goals, which is to attempt to sew a dress from a japanese sewing book. I have only sewn one dress, and so I am not very confident in this area, but I plan to learn the way I do best, try and fail and try again, with hopefully no tears involved. I am going to just use some kona cotton muslin, and if it turns out, I'll dye it, and if not then I can rip it up and not feel bad about it.
I just love the japanese style that I see in my books and magazines. I love the boxy/slim combo of jeans and an oversize sweater, tights, boots and dresses, they even make socks and sandals look chic.
I am achieving baby steps as I sit here in my boxy oversize mini gingham shirt from uniqlo. But I am also sitting in an 80 degree house, so the layers and sweaters will have to wait, but come fall I'll be ready.