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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Couture a-la japonaise

"Dressmaking" is the name this Japanese magazine. Our story was a destiny. On my birthday we went to one of the coolest book shops in the world (No kidding!) After spending hours browsing in the shop we went to Anjin cafe to treat ourselves with the outstanding hot chocolate (¥900 a cup aie!!). The shelves in this "living room" are filled with magazines arranged by topic. And as I lifted my eyes from the cup of hot chocolate the first word I saw was ドレスマーキング. I took few issues and my eyes lit up with excitement: the magazine features detailed explanations to patternmaking, reports on the "latest fashion from Paris" and, of course, stylish Japanese ladies. Unfortunately, the magazine was not for sale and I started looking for a place online to buy it. And here they are, cute CUTE 2 issues of ドレスマーキング which costed me ¥7000 but I consider it as my be-later birthday present.

I shut up for now and flick through some pages

Fancy underwear! It says" Brassiere", Slip petticoat", "Camisole"  

Paris street fashion. That's how ladies in Paris looked like in early 50's

October elegance! I can so imagine myself wer this chic ensemble

Lots of very detailed instruction to patternmaking
Japanese beautiful ladies

More Japanese ladies of the early 50's
Latest Dior collection and some funky ad on the left ;)

More haute couture. Makes dreamy even girls from the 2010', no?

Dior's wedding dress
Jokes are timeless!!!

BROTHER antique ad. 
Isn't it cool!?


  1. Hello, I found your post at Burdastyle and luckily tracked down to your blog here. I really like your sewing projects.

    I don't have any special sewing educatiion, but I really like sewing. More specifically, I really like thinking of fabrics, styles, and sewing techniques altogether to make them into something good for myself. With 1.5 yrs experiences, I am still a beginner but full of new ideas of project.

    Also, I have been really hooked on the 50's and 60's sewing magazines. So, I am now planning to visit the Anjin Cafe, just to browse those magazines....

    Well, this is just say hi to you. I look forward to your next project.

    (My name at Burdastyle is Senouna.)

    1. I bought these magazines on If you are interested in 50' & 60's you'll find lots of inspiration to see all these beautiful retro ladies in fancy outfits! The explanations of the pattern drafting are not that difficult, pictures are very detailed and if you can read Japanese then you'll have no problem at all. Even though my Japanese is very bad I'll plan to make several garments from these magazines.

      By the way, I love your brown dress on BurdaStyle! Looks very comfy :) I'd jump in immediately!

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