Craft books! I’ll just let the eye candy talk on my behalf:
“I Love Tops” by Yuko Takada. I’m not super sure about the overall versatility and wearability of a lot of these tops, but they look adorable on the models. Also it’s nice to see COLOURS in a Japanese sewing book.
That “sleeveless flare blouse” is heavenly though, but I don’t relish sewing those pleats.
“Kaze Kobou’s Marine Knits” is a knitting/crochet book. I do not have the skills for any of these knits right now but I can dream right?
Lastly, “My Favourite Shirt” by Machiko Kayaki (side note: I’m so glad all these books included romanised names for the authors, saves me the hassle of reading Kanji!) is not as glamorous as the other books. Dare I say it looks a little… old lady. BUT it does feature a few patterns for sleeveless buttoned shirts which I pretty much live in. I’ve noticed that no indie pattern company seems to be giving sleeveless buttoned shirts the love which I feel it deserves.
Anyway stay tuned for these items to be sewn up sometime within the next decade. I have to admit, I am awful at sewing from sewing books because of the pattern tracing involved… can’t be bothered…