Stylish Dress Book 2: Top A

Stylish Dress Book 2: Top A

This ‘Stylish Dress Book 2’ is one of the most popular pattern book among crafters, and I’ve been eyeing it for sometime. I’ve already had ‘Stylish Dress Book 1’ and made several dresses from it. The dresses in both books are relatively simple, yet so pretty. The pictures are also very simple, both books featuring the same model standing against white wall with serene look.

I finally bought the book and decided to make the first pattern in the book: A. The top has flowy sleeves and several pleats on the front part. The fabric is thin cotton with stripes pattern that I bought from a local shop. This top finished quickly as almost all patterns from ‘Stylish Dress Book’ are relatively easy.
After it was finished, I realized that I almost had no pants nor skirts to wear with a top. All my clothes are dresses! Luckily I found this forgotten denim skirt in the back of my wardrobe.

But I kinda like this top, the wide neckline and the loose shape will make it perfect for layering. I also think of making this top again and lengthen the bottom so I can have another, uh, dress.

Stylish Dress Book 2: Top A

Pattern is from Stylish Dress Book 2

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  • verypurpleperson

    Thank you for all the comments! Those books are indeed very interesting!

    Chie, welcome to Japan!
    I usually just go to Yuzawaya in Kichijoji because they have everything there. Nippori is nice too, I found some nice jersey fabric there. Sometimes I go to Okadaya in Shinjuku or Marunan in Shibuya ^.^

    transient beauty, actually I bought the tights like that. Maybe I should try tie dye sometime!

    Katie, I think you can order the books online. I've seen some etsy sellers who have those Japanese pattern books. Here's one of them:

  • SuBoo

    Love the fabric! I have both books but haven't made anything yet – I need to make some time!

  • Katie

    Those Japanese books are SO beautiful! I wish I knew how to get my hands on one :). Your blouse turned out lovely!

  • transient beauty

    I love love love this book and your top makes me want to try this pattern I had disregarded.

    I am really loving your tights as well, did you do the tye dye yourself?

  • chie

    cute top! im on the same situation as you when it comes to dresses. thank you for introducing the book, i would love to pick it up!

    btw, where do you go for fabric shopping here? i just came back to japan a couple of weeks ago, and trying to find good places to shop fabrics!

  • Camilla Porsman

    Love it! Will have to put both books on my to-buy list. You are such an inspiration, thank you so much!

  • yoshimi

    This is super-super cute!! I need to check out the book too!