Thursday, January 8, 2009

Olivia's tunic + some of my favourite Japanese sewing pattern books for kids.

Sew Tessuti was in need of posts featuring some sweet little creations and by chance, Kylie from Tamworth emailed us these pictures of her cute daughter Olivia wearing a sweet tunic made from this popular Japanese craft book. Little Olivia looks divine ...indeed.

#Style L in Girls Style Book was used for Tessuti's Kenji Blue. Kylie was so happy with the end result,that she is keen to make another creation ,using the red colourway in this print.



Thankyou Kylie for showing us Olivia's new top, it's really inspiring. Stay tuned for Olivia in her 'Fat Rice' shirt and muslin wraps for little sis Amelia...really soon!


If you're a little apprehensive about trying out these pattern books (available on our online store) - if you'd rather browse through them )....don't! If you can sew, you must give these a try, even beginners can follow the very clear diagrams. Most of the patterns are very simple designs and quick to make. The big pattern companies should take note, the patterns are great and the styling is exceptional and up-to-date.

Here are some of my favourite books containing some wonderful girls patterns (the measurements refer to height) - to look out for:

Simple Natural Baby Dress - babies (60-70cm) toddlers (75 -90cm)

Girls Clothes - (90 -120cm)

Girls Sassy Clothes - (90 - 130cm)

Innocent and Lovely Childrenswear - (100 -130cm)

Girly Style Wardrobe - (100 - 140cm)

Handmade Girls Clothes - (100 -140cm)

Girl's Holiday Clothes (130 - 150 cm)

There are a few containing patterns for boys. Here is my pick:

Boys and Girls Clothes - (80 -110cm)

Boys and Girls Standard Clothes - (100 - 130cm)

New York Style Kids Clothes - ( 3 - 8yrs)


  1. Too, too cute! Great job Kylie.

  2. Yes yes yes I love my japanese sewing book I have the handmade girls clothes one and LOVE it

    Ive made heaps of dresses, skirts and tops from the one book so its great value :)

    love the lil top its very cute!

  3. I can say that Sassy Girls is just great. It's perfect for my 2yr old. Stylish. Can't wait for winter so I can my hands on some wool and make up jackets. Won't you have a wool sale ;)

  4. I haven't seen that top made up by an actual blogger before, but now that I have it's next on the list.

  5. thanks so much for this post... ilove the japanese cuts and have been wanting to find some gorgeous patterns.. i am new to sewing so will i be able to understand these? Also how much AUS are they? Found them on etsy for shipping will cost me $50!

  6. So cute !
    Oh! I love Japense pattern books ! I think Japanese produce the best pattern books in this world. I collected around 34 copies of their pattern books but all are on women dresses except one with many cute and pretty dresses and skirts for little girls.


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