Sweet Dress Book: 23 Stylish Outfits from Six Simple Patterns

By Yoshiko Tsukiori

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  • Paperback
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 88 pages
  • 9⅝ x 7½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780671086
  • Published August 2013

Sweet Dress Book comes with six patterns you can use to make 23 different stylish outfits. An entire wardrobe in one little book!

From these simple patterns, Yoshiko Tsukiori has created a collection of beautiful garments that you can easily make yourself, including blouses, camisoles, shifts, kimonos, coats, dresses, pants, and playsuits.

These easy-to-follow patterns present a variety of designs and techniques that you can choose to incorporate, such as French sleeves, darts, straight-cut designs, and raglan sleeves, along with stylish detailing such as shirring and ruffles.

About the Author

Yoshiko Tsukiori is a graduate of Joshibi Junior College of Art and Design. She worked for a variety of clothing companies before establishing herself as an independent sewing designer. Her expertise ranges from babywear and children’s clothing to womenswear.

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Pattern I: French sleeve

tie-back tunic / scoop-neck overblouse / pleated-bodice dress

Pattern II: No darts

apron dress / cape-collar blouse / tunic with neck ruffle / blouse with shirred flowers

Pattern III: Straight-cut

empire-bodice shift / button-front kimono / kimono tunic

Pattern IV: Pants and Playsuits

flared pants / playsuit with tied straps / strapless jumpsuit

Pattern V: Raglan sleeve

tie-neck camisole / tunic dress with draped hem / ruffle-trim coat dress / tucked-bodice blouse

Pattern VI: With darts

sweetheart-bodice shift / wrap-bodice sleeveless dress / bishop-sleeve blouse / A-line dress / puff-sleeve shift / bell-sleeve coat dress