Our third translated from Japanese into English Bunka title, courtesy of Laurence King Publishing that is up for grabs is Stylish Dress Book: Clothing for Everyday Wear by Yoshiko Tsukiori. Unlike the previous titles though, you’ll have to wait for this one. It won’t be available for purchase until October 22, 2013.
As with many in this series, the designs are eminently wearable and casual. Again, styling is targeted to a younger demography but there are quite a few styles that would also work for older bodies. A lot of these designs would be ideal for back to school; there are a lot of classics in this one, items you’ll wear year after year. For a better idea of what I mean, see these page excerpts on the LKP site. It is possible that I may amend this entry. Some of this stuff is so cute that I may sew one up tomorrow.
Oh, something I neglected to mention before but I think that Bunka has revamped some of their sizing for the US market being that we’re such fatties. I used the largest size of the last one I mocked up and it fit me just fine (which in KF speak means roomy). I think I did a bust adjustment before cutting; I wouldn’t expect these patterns to fit fuller busts without some adjustment. As ever, your mileage may vary.
Note: I’m not certain about the precise page count. The publisher lists 165 pages but my copy only has 87. Since review copies are pre-releases and changes may be afoot in the final version, one never really knows. I am guessing that it is only 87 pages though because it fits in with the format and branding of this Bunka series.
Rules to enter today’s giveaway:
Leave a comment describing your idea of casual comfortable clothing to knock around in but that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to run out to the grocery store wearing.