Basic Black

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We showed you author Sato Watanabe’s classic Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure last week. Sato also has another popular Japanese sewing book newly released in English! Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe includes a full wardrobe of Western-sized, basic garment designs with pattern pieces.

From the publisher:

    Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. All of the styles are easily customized to create your own personal style, and there is truly something for everyone and every occasion in this bookβ€”from a smart two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunicβ€”and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed.

We especially like the Tunic Blouse with Lace Trimmed Armholes, V-neck Midi Dress and Dress with Stitched Skirt. Comment for a chance to win one of two copies of Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe (US and Canadian residents only this time, please), and don’t miss the free Wrap Skirt with Frilled Edge pattern from earlier this month. Tell us about the most recent thing you sewed!

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194 Responses to Basic Black

  1. amanda says:

    I just finished sewing ruffles on flour sack tea towels.

  2. Brooke says:

    The last thing I sewed up was a pair of knickerbockers for my 6 year old duaghter.

  3. Sarah says:

    Just sewed three dresses to wear over the course of my sisters wedding; would love to win this book. S xx

  4. Sonya says:

    Love the book. Sewed a mini quilt, a few bags and hats, and some softies.

  5. Sonya says:

    I love these patterns. Lately I’ve made a mini quilt, some patchwork bags, a few softies, and some hats for my daughter.

  6. Katy says:

    Great looking book! I’ve most recently finished a tova top in a beautiful Japanese double-gauze. A broken leg might keep me side-lined for a few weeks, but then I’ll be back at it for some new fall clothes.

  7. Debbie says:

    I have just sewn 6 placements for myself. I am about to make matching napkins.

  8. Janet Cruise says:

    The book looks fantastic. I’m in the middle of sewing little boy clothes, but, I’m already dreaming of sewing some grownup wearables!

  9. sarah says:

    I have been pining for this book!!! Just made the petticoat pants from simple modern sewing and have been on a Japanese pattern jag all summer.

  10. Miet says:

    Most recent thing I sewed was a dress for my daughter. Next up, a handbag for myself. I’m also planning to make Colette’s Sorbetto and Myrtle soon.

  11. Katie says:

    Cape and top for my daughter ( Yu-gi-oh cosplay )

  12. Just finished sewing an all-in-one cloth diaper… blog post to follow soon!

  13. Ella D. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful black dress! Would love to make one myself πŸ™‚

  14. Kim McM says:

    The last thing I sewed was probably some quilt blocks from an unfinished wall hanging. I haven’t had time to sew lately, but that should change soon as my youngest child is about to head off to college.

  15. Heather Miles says:

    Wow look at how nice those dresses are. The last thing I made was burp clothes but man I’d be up for one of these.

  16. Jessica w says:

    this looks amazing! I love black clothing

  17. Sume says:

    Looks lovely!

  18. Susan says:

    Love the Japanese style. So simple, yet so elegant. Have great ideas from Shufu To Seikatsu Shu. Would also love this book!

  19. Marianne Swafford says:

    The last thing I made was a skirt with inverted pleats.

  20. teri pastorino says:

    oh my i absolutely love that black dress! i need to go find that book!

  21. Kristin H says:

    The last thing I sewed (aside from some mending) was a Christmas stocking for my etsy shop. Now I just have two more that are cut out and need sewing!

  22. Audrey says:

    Working on two quilts, one for my niece to take to college and the other a wedding gift!

  23. Sherry says:

    I’m working on some Barbie clothes with my daughter. I need this book, my oldest is SO (sew?) into Japanese-inspired style.

  24. Emily C says:

    Just finished a pair of shorts.

  25. Ashley says:

    This book looks awesome!

  26. Pegcrescenzo says:

    I love the looks of the clothes and would enjoy having the book. Thank you for offering these wonderful ideas!

  27. Larissa says:

    I’m in the midst of making myself a new big tote bag to house my face painting kit.

  28. Lenna West says:

    The last thing I sewed were aprons for a set of twins. I did a cute children’s monster print for the little boy and a pink and black cupcake print for the girl.

  29. Emina says:

    I love all Japanese crafts and specially patterns, so well constructed and so versatile

  30. Mama Lusco says:

    I made myself a boatneck top. Looks like a cool book.

  31. Mary Tague says:

    A Nanny Farnsworth quilt block.

  32. Mary Tague says:

    I needed one more block for a quilt I am working on, Nanny Farnsworth, by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods.

  33. Nicola says:

    I have just finished making the camber dress from merchant and mills in navy blue double gauze, ready for the spring. It is floaty and light and a flattering shape without actually feeling like it is touching anywhere! I love japanese pattern books, and would very much like to win this basic black one, the patterns look very inspiring. Thanks for showcasing the book.

  34. ms deborahj says:

    last thing I sewed – a darling eyelet top for the cutest little NOLA 2 1/2 year old ever!, Miss Elsie Ferne!

  35. Melissa says:

    Ooh! I’m in the process of sewing a few dresses (Staple Dress & Moneta) but I’m always on the lookout for classic and modern pieces that I can wear from season to season. This is perfect!!

  36. Jerri says:

    I was just checking out this book at Amazon. I really would love to have this book.

  37. Annette says:

    That shirt is SO lovely. The lace, swoon. πŸ˜€ I have been trying to finish a shirt all summer but with the kids out of school and most every day I find my house full of neighbor kids too it’s been hard to find time to finish it.

  38. Taysha R says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to win

  39. I cannot describe how much I want this book. Please include me in the giveaway.

  40. melissa h says:

    i haven’t sewn clothes just quilts and bags!

  41. Stephanie Quinn says:

    The last thing thru my machine was knit fabric. I made 3 simple skirts.

  42. chris says:

    Just finishing a 60’s vintage shift out of Anna Maria’s True Colors.

  43. jonquil says:

    The last thing I have sewn are two scrub tops. Comfy & loose for summer wear.

  44. Susan Zakanycz says:

    This book looks neat. Wonderful give a way.

  45. Kashmira says:

    I most recently finished sewing a cross-body bag with 6 pockets and adjustable straps for my sister. I’m writing a pattern for it and will be posting it on out blog Cottons and Chai. I have recently started sewing garments and would love to win this book! Thanks!

  46. Margie says:

    I just finished a baby quilt and have a skirt pattern ready to go. The skirt will be made with knits so I’m a little nervous!

  47. Gill says:

    the last thing I made was a Christening Gown for my youngest Granddaughter, as she was too big for the gown I made in 1968 for my sister, and remade in 2011 for m y eldest granddaughter and her sister.

  48. Amy says:

    such a wonderful resource! πŸ™‚ I just made a simple pullover dress out of vintage hankies.

  49. Annie says:

    I just sewed a Saudade Sun Dress with the tutorial found here!

  50. Anne says:

    Most recent thing I sewed was a quilt top.

  51. Victoria M says:

    I just finished a project for Artworks Cincinnati, Hero Design Co. Twelve apprentices and three leaders (including me!) stitched 112 individually designed super hero capes for children at local hospitals and Boys and Girls club.

  52. Jess says:

    Most recent project completed was a baby quilt. Most recent true sewing project (v. quilt) is an unfinished corset style tank top that I had to return the book to the library before I finished it. πŸ™

  53. Helen says:

    I designed and sewed a “Frozen Elsa” dress for my 5 yr old granddaughter from some fabric she picked out, inbeween the quilts that I want to take up to the kids’ chemo unit where I donate quilts. I retire in Dec. so I’d like to get back into sewing for me too.

  54. Robbie says:

    This book looks fantastic! I would love to win a copy – thanks so much for the chance to win!

  55. Gina says:

    The last thing I sewed was a small pouf done in a log print flannel for my son to take on camping trips and for home.

  56. Anna Gerard says:

    I just finished sewing some shorts for my boys from a japanese pattern book. I loved it! I would love to win this book. Thank you!

  57. Thirza says:

    I am in the final throws of sewing my first ever self-drafted dress for a wedding on Thursday! It is going amazingly well (knock on wood) and have enjoyed working with a sloper and my japanese pattern books (well out of my size range!). This book would make a brilliant addition!

  58. Deb Cameron says:

    I just finished up a number of t-shirts and pants for my boys as part of kids clothes week. I would love a copy of this book, I think I may find something to sew for an upcoming wedding but in a pretty pastel for our Australian Spring πŸ™‚

  59. Deb Cameron says:

    The last I sewed was a number of t-shirts and pants for my two boys as part of kids clothes week! I’m keen to try some of these patterns, I have a wedding coming up and I think I may find something in this gorgeous book, but in a pretty print for our Australian Spring

  60. Jane says:

    Just made a cute tunic and would love this book. A Japanese friend has some gorgeous clothes that I would love to copy!

  61. Theresa M. says:

    Would love this book! I am currently working on window valances for 8 windows and a sliding glass door in my kitchen and dining room area.

  62. NC Matheson says:

    I just made matching skirts and hats for my granddaughters. Sew Fun!

  63. Suzanne says:


  64. Kathy Hassig says:

    Beautiful clothes. I just started reading your blog. I am enjoying it.

  65. Sue says:

    I just finished the Betty Bowler Bag by Swoon patterns. I love it. My next project is going to be a Japanese garment!

  66. Jessica says:

    I just made Frozen themed dresses for my almost 4 year old twins and am working on. Washi dress for myself. I love japanese style clothing!

  67. Tabitha Keener says:

    I would love to win a copy, great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Tanja says:

    I would love this book . Just finished skirt for my daughter.

  69. Michelle Frain says:

    I would dearly love this book am already salivating at the prospect of making some of these great styles

  70. darcella says:

    I just finished my first mini quilt!

  71. Prachi says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book.
    I am currently working on some PJs for myself.

  72. alana says:

    I just finished sewing Colette’s Madeleine bloomers. I loved how they turned out and planning to try more shorts patterns soon.

  73. sangeetha says:

    Love it! I am reading rave reviews every where about this book – would love to do some of the projects.

    Working on some pj’s right now for the kidos

  74. Sally says:

    The last thing I finished sewing was a Laurel dress by Colette in 60s vintage fabric. Just coming to the end of their Peony dress now, in what I think is an 80s bedsheet! I’ve made a few things from these Japanese books and would love this one πŸ™‚

  75. Ali M says:

    I’m working on a somewhat improvised new york beauty block medallion quilt. finished a border tonight, now I’m relaxing and watching the Sherlock Holmes tv show!

  76. Oooh, the photography alone is enough to covet this book. Gorgeous. After oohing over all the photos, I know I would get busy sewing that tunic blouse. I love the sleeve detail!

  77. Tina says:

    I just came back from an 8 Werk Trip to overseas, but i made an EVE-Tote in Germany

  78. Denise says:

    My most recent sewing project? A tiny quilted wallhanging to be exchanged in my Modern Quilt Guild next month. (I’m afraid I want to keep it!)

  79. Ann Marie says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was pajamas.

  80. louise says:

    The last thing I sewed was a set of quilted placemats.

  81. Megan says:

    I’d love this book! I just finished sewing some pants for my son and now it’s my turn!

  82. Christine says:

    Black! my favorite wearing!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  83. Rebecca says:

    I would love this book.. I’m currently working on a sleeveless button down rayon blouse.

  84. Wendy says:

    I just finished up some t-shirts for my boys today.

  85. Sarah says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was a pillow cushion cover.

  86. Heidi G says:

    I most recently completed an Elsa dress for my Frozen-obsessed daughter. (Actually, it was the 2nd one, just bc she loves the 1st one so much.) I’m still working on finishing the first dress for myself.

  87. kristonlion says:

    I just transformed a tote bag into a top. Not a major transformation, but I LOVED the pattern and couldn’t bear to part with it. Then while I was mending the hole in the bag I thought, “WAIT! why not make this into something just for me!” hahah!

  88. Becca says:

    I would love to try out a Japanese pattern book! My last sewing project was curtains, but I’m looking forward to making something funner next time.

  89. beth p. says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was a doll quilt. Made two of them with visiting 7 and 8 year old friends.

  90. Jane S. says:

    I’ve sewn some head wraps this summer. My daughters both have long hair and like something pretty to tie their hair up with. I don’t have long hair but I still like using them too! Thank you for the chance to win this unique book. πŸ™‚

  91. Sox says:

    That looks like a marvelous book!
    I just finished a map dress from a mash-up of three different patterns – i hope to have it up on my blog soon.
    Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

  92. Judi B in VA says:

    I have most recently finished a stuffed toy cat and pair of embellished burp cloths as a baby gift for a friend.

  93. Pat V. says:

    I have only been sewing quilts lately. The last clothing I sewed was probably a Halloween costume.

  94. Siew says:

    Nothing exciting at all but a bunch of block door stoppers for my neighbour’s newly renovated house!

  95. Madelyn says:

    Just made a roll-up envelope felt pencil holder for my last year of school! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Angela says:

    I hemmed a sleeveless maxi-dress for a friend. I was able to use the 4.5 inches I cut off to add fluttery sleeves. It turned out great.

  97. Christianne McCall says:

    I just finished some clothes for my 8 year old and am making a dress for a wedding I’m going to in September.

  98. I just finished a baby quilt.

  99. Nancy says:

    I just finished a tea cozy. It was a way to use my first attempt at hand quilting.

  100. Nancy says:

    The most recent thing I have sewn was a blaze orange coat for my dog. Hunting season is almost here, and we are always concerned that our large Bluetick will be mistaken for a deer. Therefore, we “dress” him in blaze orange for the entire fall hunting season.

  101. Vanessa says:

    I would love to win a copy of basic black! I am currently working a pair of ruffle hemmed pants for my daughter who is 5.

  102. Rachel R says:

    I made a sunglasses case!

  103. Cyndi says:

    Last thing I made was a knit skirt. It was my 1st tume sewing with knits but not my last! It was bad enough to make me get a better machine, though.

  104. Dita says:

    I’ve been really interested in japanese sewing book! So happy that a lot of them are available in english with western sizes

  105. MarjoryW says:

    I would love to win and explore this book.

  106. Gia says:

    This book looks great!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Tha last thing I sewed was a pair of summer trousers in black cotton.

  107. Jen says:

    I am currently stitching on an Alabama Chanin skirt, but I am in love with this book! I love that cover dress!

  108. Jessica says:

    Right now I’m working on a Moneta dress.

  109. Lisa says:

    These look like wardrobe staples, though the curvy among us may need to do some tweaking!

  110. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to win this book-the dress on the cover looks fabulous. Working today on some sleep/nursing bras and finished a new swimsuit yesterday!

  111. Marta says:

    Looks like a great book! The last thing I sewed was the Sugar Pop top by Sew Caroline in a cotton print. Turned out really cute!

  112. Sarah J. says:

    This book looks beautiful– love the lace trim on the top! Thanks for the chance to win!

  113. Karen B says:

    I finished piecing a WIP quilt top. Now I have two tops in line for quilting!

  114. Ella says:

    The most recently completed project was a new dog bed for our cocker spaniel. It’s got a zipper so I can wash it, and it’s blue leopard. My favorite. Still not sure how he feels about it.

  115. Eve says:

    I adore these books! I would love to win a copy. At the moment I am working on the ultimate wrap dress by sew over it.


  116. Robin says:

    I would love this book! Coincidentally, I am almost done sewing a sleeveless tunic in black lawn with little white squares-possibly my last of the summer sewing before I move on to fall.

  117. Lexie says:

    What a great concept for a book!

  118. Lainie says:

    What classic, timelss designs! I would love this book.

  119. Beth B. says:

    I finished a knit dress last week, it’s either leggings or a blouse up next!

  120. April says:

    Pencil pouches for my kids for school.

  121. KarenH says:

    I love this patterns in this book (I peeked in Amazon). It has inspired me to start making some clothes again. Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Judith says:

    I’m just finishing up a pair of yoga pants. I’m short, and ready-to-wear always make me look as if I’m playing dress-up.

  123. Julie says:

    I’m making some City Gym shorts now– just need to sew not the waist. Love them!

  124. Virginia says:

    The last thing I sewed was a black Moneta dress from Colette Patterns.

  125. Carmen N says:

    I sewed a “pillowcase” for our camping mattresses. Basically I took a sheet and sewed up the sides so it fit on the mattress. So much easier making our camping beds that way.

  126. Lee says:

    A sewed a messenger bag this summer!

  127. CitricSugar says:

    I’ve been sewing accessories for carrying items between classrooms this year (I’m a teacher) and lots of clothes. Thanks to a certain site’s feature on indie sewing patterns, I will be particularly stylish come fall. πŸ™‚

  128. Glyn says:

    Oh my gosh! I would love this! Being of a “certain age” with gray hair, I practically live in black. Having some basic+edgey options would be wonderful.

  129. Deb says:

    I have been making placemats using hawaiian prints, and practicing my free motion quilting on them.

  130. Evi says:


    I’m a very beginner at sewing and I’ve only had 3 small projects, the 3rd one was a Gathered Clutch, which you can check out on my blog ( And I’m currently working on my first piece of clothes: the Margot Pajama from Tilly’s book: Love At First Stitch.
    I love Japan and Japanese clothes, so the Wrap Skirt is on the to-do list for the time I get a bit better at sewing. And this giveaway is my absolute favorite! I admire Ms. Watanabe’s works so much!

  131. Mia says:

    I just sewed a Colette Sorbetto top in linen and now I’m working on the Ginger skirt in the same fabric. This book looks amazing!

  132. Lucy baker says:

    Oooohh! I love black! My wardrobe staple! But I’ve never made any black garments. Would love to, and I love Japanese books! This looks great.

  133. Margo says:

    I just finished up Colette’s Myrtle in a floral rayon challis. Very nice summer dress! It does still need a hem.

  134. Catriona says:

    I love black and this book looks fab!

  135. Emilyplays says:

    Love her designs! The most recent thing I sewed was blocks for a raffle quilt to giveaway.

  136. Karen says:

    That is just AMAZING!!!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  137. fenna says:

    just finished sewing up some amazing patterns for the Boys Bundle Up Tour!!!

  138. Cathryn says:

    The patterns look lovely!

  139. marilyn says:

    I just finished sewing a summer shirt for my daughter using a purl bee pattern. Love the book.

  140. Sarah says:

    Yesterday I made a shirt with Anna Maria Horner Field Study voile and also a quilt top with Riley Blake fabrics.

  141. Mandi says:

    Ooh! Looks great! I most recently sewed a knit skirt – my first big adventure into knits. And, I like it. And, I wear it!

  142. Alli says:

    Last night, I finished up a star block for my quilt guild. πŸ™‚

  143. Terry says:

    I just made my for muslin (ever!) of Deer & Dot’s Datura Blouse. Can’t wait to make the real thing. Would love to win one of these books!

  144. I was working on a custom order for a jumbo-size knitting project bag in a beachcomber theme. It will be used as a prize in an online knit-along for a newly released knitting pattern called “Ashore.”

  145. Samina says:

    The book looks like it has some great patterns & some great inspiration pieces. I really liked that wrap skirt pattern. I’m working on the binding of a quilt that I took forever to get to this point on.

  146. Bridget McGeorge says:

    I love the tunic! I would sew several of them in different colors!

  147. Megan says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was a simple baby blanket. I have been sewing some bibs, burpcloths and swaddling blankets for my 2 new nephews.

  148. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I’ve always admired Japanese sewing books but never bought one… I would love this!

  149. Therese says:

    I’ve been working on tablerunners and other kitchen items . I’d love some new clothes!

  150. Judy says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was for my daughter’s dog. She is mostly deaf and she was taking her to a dog social and needed a way of letting people know she was deaf. I made a wrap to go around her leash embroidered with the words deaf dog on it.

  151. I’m intrigued by this book and would love to give it a look-through. It’s not likely to have anything like what’s on my sewing table right now – a bikini!

  152. Wendy says:

    I love Japanese pattern books, they represent endless possibilities!

  153. Shannon P says:

    I just made some pillows for my daughter’s room!

  154. Bonnie says:

    I have been quilting a lot but I’m always on the lookout for stylish cloths and this looks great.

  155. Alina says:

    What great designs! I’m interested in trying some new styles so this book
    Would be perfect!

  156. AJ says:

    I love that someone is translating these for us! Last thing I sewed was a Final Fantasy moogle costume for my daughter for Halloween. ( I figured I’d get a really really early start on costumes this year. Lol)

  157. Laura says:

    The last thing I sewed was cute little dresses for my nieces.

  158. Ramona says:

    This book looks awesome! I am working on a quilt for my mom. Down to the quilting of it now. Can’t wait to finish it. Pinned this book just in case I don’t win.

  159. I sewed an easy summer dress refashioned from two T-shirts!

  160. Jessie Hansen says:

    Monkeys, I’m always sewing monkeys, they will perpetually be the “last things I sewed” but today I’m hoping to tackle some of those “autism bags” you guys showed us recently. We’re not autistic in this house, but I’ve noticed several of things that are for the “autism spectrum” work well for me, so I’m hoping they will work with my kids, one of which starts homeschooling this week.

  161. San says:

    The last think I sewed was a knit blouse ina gorgeous soft purple.

  162. cynthia says:

    I made Vogue 8813, a Marcy Tilton dress, in cotton voile.

  163. I’m currently working on a bag for a friend.

  164. Karen Chatters says:

    What a great giveaway! I sent my daughter off to school this morning in her new First Day Dress – so bitter sweet!

  165. I sewed an easy summer dress, refashioned from two T-shirts!

  166. Serena says:

    I made an apron for a gift, and it was decidedly not a basic black! It was bright orange, green, and purple with pink sweet peas, which is fun for an apron.

  167. Dad Dixon says:

    Pencil skirt – cream stretch lace over turquoise cotton knit. Would love to win this book.

  168. Amy says:

    The most recent thing I sewed was a teddy bear for my nephew. I’m in Christmas sewing mode! Before that it was an apron for my sister in law!

  169. Christa says:

    This is exactly my daughter’s style.

  170. Krissta says:

    I made 2 zipper pencil pouches from a Moda pattern for grandchildren, 2 dresses for granddaughter (who starts kindergarten this year), and currently experimenting with stretch knit . I really want to stitch up some maxi skirts for myself & daughters.

  171. Stephanie F says:

    I recently made two Everyday Skirts from Oliver + S. They are the most comfortable pieces in my wardrobe this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  172. Shirley says:

    I sewed 12 table runners for my mothers 90th birthday party! We invited all her friends and family and when it was time for everyone to leave we simply cleared off the tables and sent the runners home with prize winners as a remembrance of the wonderful day of celebration. It was great fun!

  173. Robin E. says:

    Sadly, the most recently thing I’ve sewn was a dress for my 7 year old, all the way back in March. It was super cute, a relaxed fit modern take on regency style gowns, and she does wear it all the time (like I have to say “no” every other time she asks so that people don’t think it’s the only dress she owns).

    But, as soon as I get over my late Aug/early Sept business, I have plans for my 15 year old daughter. Plans involving patterns I have “found” here lately. Such as the “Tia Dress”.

  174. HeatherK says:

    What beautiful edge candy. I really like the simple lines and striking details.

  175. Sarah says:

    Most recent sewing was a sleeveless summer dress

  176. superstitches says:

    I just made a veil for my daughter’s wedding. Two weeks before that I made dress for myself-something I haven’t done for years.

  177. Diane says:

    I love the dress on the cover as well as the tunic blouse with the lace armholes. Adding this book to my wish list. Thanks!

  178. Diana says:

    This book looks amazing! I got the promotional email about it from amazon months ago, and a friend ordered it. Once I check out her book, I might have to order it myself.

  179. Rachel says:

    Loooove this book!

  180. Ellie says:

    This book looks amazing. If I don’t win, I’ll have to pick it up anyway. Just got through sewing a skirt inspired by the frill edge pattern. Such neat ideas. πŸ˜€

  181. KimberJ says:

    forgot to tell you… my latest project is a large commission piece of the Ski Santa Fe trail map and after that a map of Old Forge, NY in the adirondacks. I hope to start something clothing projects after that, I desperately need to update my wardrobe.

  182. Brittani T. says:

    I made an adorable pair of chambray overall’s for my son using a vintage pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  183. Jess Z says:

    I am currently working on a VFT Piper Dress and just finished making a Simplicity Lisette pattern. I need a copy of this book! πŸ™‚

  184. KimberJ says:

    Oh, I would love to win this book! My daughter and I pretty much stick to neutrals including black (however I pretty much quilt in technicolor!) and this would be a great inspiration πŸ™‚

  185. Jenn says:

    Ooh! That’s looks awesome! Those are so cute!!

  186. Teresa Dishner says:

    I just made a set of Christmas pillowcases.

  187. Mom C says:

    Working on sashing 2 quilt tops. Hope to cut out an Elsa cape for my Grand daughter’s Frozen birthday party, make a arrow carrier with my Ranger struck grandson and help another grand daughter cut out 2 pairs of pj bottoms for her sisters. Today! We should have loads of fun! Thanks.

  188. Linda says:

    Looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  189. Millie says:

    This basic girl loves basic black!! Everything I sew is pink, though, because my daughter won’t wear any other color! I have come to terms with the color pink and now quite enjoy it, too.

  190. Christelle says:

    I only wear black! Would love to see this book. πŸ™‚

  191. Melissa says:

    This looks like a great book! I just finished sewing a red jumpsuit, and I am currently sewing my first swimsuit. Hoping it doesn’t fall apart when I hit the water πŸ˜›

  192. Bonnie Larson says:

    Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing

  193. Mary Halttunen says:

    I just finished curtains for the bedroom. I used an old embroidered dresser scarf with an amazing crocheted edge for the valances cutting it in half to make a matching valance for each of the small windows. It came out better than I thought it would. Mary

  194. Carolyn says:

    Just finished a maxi skirt

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