I Am Cute Dresses

I Am Cute Dresses : 25 Simple Designs to Sew

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25 easy-to-make and wear dresses!

Start sewing simple and adorable dresses that you'll love to wear. You don't need complicated patterns to make these 25 easy, loose, and effortlessly stylish garments. Each of these dresses is designed from basic, simple shapes that require no difficult or advanced tailoring, and will be flattering on everyone.

You just need the basic template for each dress, and then you can adjust the width using an included formula, and length by simply raising or dropping the hemline. These easy-to-sew and easy-to-fit cute dresses will quickly become staples in your wardrobe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 184 x 254 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 150 Illustrations, color
  • 1596683511
  • 9781596683518
  • 63,136

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"It is no secret that I am obsessed with Japanese sewing books. One of my new favorites is "I Am Cute Dresses" by Sato Watanabe. I have one of Sato's skirt pattern books in Japanese, and I'm a big fan of her design style, so I was thrilled about this new English translated book of her dress designs." Tricia Waddell, Editor, "STITCH" magazine

"I LOVE Japanese style- and especially Japanese sewing books. So it's no suprise that I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of "I Am Cute Dresses," an English translation of 25 dress patterns by Sato Watanabe. I grabbed a copy as soon as they were available, and I can honestly say that I want to make every single thing in this book!" - Stefanie Berganini, Managing Editor, "STITCH" magazine

"I am happy that Japanese clothing designer Sato Watanabe's book "I Am Cute Dresses" is now available in English. The 25 dresses in this book are indeed cute - with sweet names such as I Am Hello Halter, I Am Jumper for Joy, and I Am Shift into Tunic. They are all styled to be filmy, loose, romantic and drapey dresses with simple construction and a few interesting details - perfect for summer cottons and light weight linens. The dresses are simple to make but not boringly so - practice your skills with the various techniques offered: make peak-a-boo or puff sleeves, stand-up or mandarin collar, shirred pleats on the sleeves or pintucks on the neckline, an asymmetrical tunic or a Kimono cut shift dress. The dresses are designed to be one-size-fits-all - which we know is never true, but with a little measuring you may be able to adjust the patterns to fit your body. I am just a little bit addicted to this book and will be making a dress a bit later today!" - Whipup.net

"Love it! I had already purchased the Japanese version and while the detailed diagrams make using the book do-able, I admit I longed for an English translation." "Ordinary is Boring""
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About Sato Watanabe

Sato Watanabe loves designing and making clothes. Sato is also the author of several sewing books published in Japan. This is her first book of designs published in the United States.
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Our customer reviews

I have made a few pieces from this book now, partly because friends keep looking at it and wanting one for themselves. While the dresses are appealing I'd just warn you that they are designed for people with not a lot of curves. If you want to make something from here that fits a western body with curves you'll need some pattern altering skills. And keep in mind that you have to draw the patterns yourself so not a book I'd recommend for beginners. Also, the lack of detail photography can be quite frustrating. That said its a joy to leaf through for inspiration.show more
by Maureen Cromer
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