Today’s book review is not a newly published book but something that I’ve had for a while. The book is called Dress Style Book and it’s a great source for all the dress patterns you can possibly think of. I have seen this book many times but was never really inspired to check it out. I think it was because of the prints used on the dresses, and the fact that they used illustrations instead of photographs. But as they say, never judge a book by its cover
You know how many of the Japanese sewing books for women tend to gravitate towards floaty, dreamy, comfortable, and some say shapeless styles. I was looking in particular, for a book that will be able to provide me with a fitted dress pattern. I had some luck with the Female magazine a few issues back, where one of the dress patterns became a staple in my wardrobe. But after a while I got tired of making the same dress over and over again (I think I made 5?) and I wanted to find another versatile pattern that can be used in more than one way. So I decided to check this book out and I was not disappointed.
The book was first published in 2009 but it has since been republished 5 times, the latest was just published in May this year. I guess this was also a clue to how useful or popular this book must have been. The book includes 8 basic dress styles :
上衣、裙子和裤子的风格的参考书（Blouse , skirt & pants style book）日文版