It was my birthday last weekend - thank you in advance to all of you who will leave well wishes in the comments. My husband bought me some Japanese sewing books as a gift for me, at my choosing of course, he's not that good! First up is the "Let's Go Out Girls Clothes", part of the charmingly named Heart Warming Life Series, which has 25 patterns for little girls of height 90 - 130cm:
And I also bought "Easy Clean Clothes" part of the Polka Drops series which contains 34 patterns for boys and girls clothes for heights 90 - 130cm:
As if tracing and deciphering crazy Burda instructions isn't hard enough, now I'm going to try and do it when it's all in Japanese! But check out this absurd amount of cuteness:
The instructions are accompanied by some detailed drawings which should help, and frankly even though Burda instructions are written in english they aren't that frequently useful or understandable anyway. Plus I found a new to me blog - a little red robin - which helpfully provides a list of sources for help in Japanese sewing.
Birthday weekend was great, Anna had a sleepover at her grandparents while my husband and I partook in some fine wining, dining and uninterrupted sleeping at the Sydney Hilton. I can highly recommend Glass brassiere to any Sydneysiders - Luke Mangan the celebrity chef has put together a fantastic menu and the food was delicious.
And now I really need to get back to my summer sewing plan!