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Sato Watanabe, author of many popular Japanese sewing books, has a new book out in English! Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure shows you how to make 23 different skirts, with the style and ease we all love in Japanese sewing designs.

Use your own measurements plus diagrams for each skirt to create the right look and fit for you! Here’s everything you appreciate in Japanese sewing books in an accessible English format with lots of photos and variations.

From the publisher:

    Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great— at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this book, there’s no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles— from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures—so the options are truly endless.

We have an exclusive PDF excerpt from Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure for you to download, print and sew. Learn how to make the Wrap Skirt with Frilled Edge, then comment to win a copy of the book. We’ll select two winners (random draw, U.S. or Canada addresses only please) next week. Have you used Japanese sewing books? Have you used any of the books translated into English? Do you have successes, tips, questions, thoughts on Japanese sewing books?