The second garment I made from a Japanese sewing book is this simple blouse from a sunny spot 女の子のまいにちの服 (Every day clothes for girls), same book I used for this top.
It’s called “Simple Blouse” and it really is exactly that. I picked it, once again, because of it’s super simple construction. I was still looking for something with directions so straightforward that I could figure it out by diagram only.
This top certainly fits the bill. It’s just a front and two back pieces with sleeves built in (so separate sleeves to sew in). The neckline is finished with bias and there is a simple folded button placket and that’s it!
But in a cute way, right!? 😛 If you were to make this top, I might recommend a cute print, like the small floral pictured in the book, and steer clear of solids. Especially anything white or minty, to avoid the whole hospital gown thing . . .
Since I made these first two tops from Japanese patterns months ago, I’ve tried a more slightly more complicated pattern (with success!) which I hope to share with you soon. And after my wonderful guests share their knowledge with us next week during the Japanese Sewing Book Series, I know I’ll be pumping out garments from Japanese sewing books like crazy! I can’t wait!
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