sewing room

Welcome to my sewing room.

Sewing has become an addiction as of autumn 2012. There are too many tempting patterns to try and not enough time to sew (confessions of a sewaholic:)

I like simple, classic pieces of clothing.

洋裁を趣味として持って以来、国内の洋裁本はもちろん海外の洋裁雑誌、型紙もたくさん入集しました。大手の型紙の会社のものもありますが、個人的にはインデーズパターン(indies pattern)、いわゆる大手会社に属してないデザイナーさん達によるパターンも好きです。いままで出会った型紙のデザイナーのショップをリストアップしました。それ以外は海外の生地屋さん、海外の洋裁雑誌についての情報ものせましたので、洋裁にご興味がある方のご参考になれれば幸いです。

Pattern stores I like 海外型紙・パターン

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND オーストラリア/ニュージーランド

Australia オーストラリア

Megan Nielsen (H: 172cm):  I fell head over heels in love (and ordered the entire) Breakwater collection…

Pattern Runway (H: 172cm): I first want to try the kimono dress and the free Very Gathered Skirt

Style Arc

New Zealand ニュージーランド

Papercut Patterns  -finally splurged and bought some! now just need to try them!

EUROPE ヨーロッパ

Belgium ベルギー

La Maison Victor (H: 166 – 172cm)

France フランス

Aime Comme Marie – hard to not want to click to order all the patterns… but I stopped myself after Mina, Mix, Midinette, Mythique, Marche a Suivre, and Mister (pour le monsieur!) I love especially the Mina jacket, looks so simple and classy.

Anne Durrieu

Atelier Scammit

c’est Dimanche

Coralie Bijasson

Deer and Doe – so cute! so chic! see my Belladone dress here and Chardon skirt here:-)

Delphine et Morissette

Dessine moi un patron

Coupe Couzu

i am patterns

La Jolie Girafe

Les Fusettes – French pattern and fabric company

Louis Antoinette

MLM Patrons

Pauline Alice – Malvarosa, Carme Blouse, Cami Dress… all on my sewing list!

République Du Chiffon – Parisien chic. Author of book Un Ete Couture.  My versions of Robe Melanie, Jupe Hotesse, Top Anne-Marie, Robe Brigitte, Veste Bernadette 1, Veste Bernadette 2, Veste Michelle

Vanessa Pouzet

Wear Lemonade

Finland フィンランド

Named

Germany ドイツ

Burdastyle – it really is a Candy Store for those who sew:)

Schnittchen – Germany pattern company (in German)

Italy イタリア

Marfy

Netherlands オランダ

Waffle Patterns – 60’s inspired. I especially like this coat and this dress

Sweden スエーデン

Garmenter

UK イギリス

By Hand London – The perfect office as well as after hours dinner with friends outfit pieces! Soon to be a proud owner of an Anna (done!) and a Elisalex dress:). Here’s my Charlotte skirt.

The Maker’s Atelier

Salme

Ralph Pink – I first want to try the free pattern Carmen dress pattern

NORTH AMERICA 北米

Canada カナダ

Sewaholic – I really love the fact that all patterns are named after streets in Vancouver!

Thread Theory – when I get less selfish with my sewing time, I want to sew those good-looking Jedediah pants for my other half:)

Victory Patterns– another Canadian pattern designer!🙂   I love all the patterns here.

US アメリカ

April Rhodes – I love this style of dresses – pretty but simple and easy to move around in:)

Baste and Gather

Colette Patterns – I would first like to try the free Sorbetto. I love the names of the patterns! See my Laurel dress here🙂

Dixie DIY

Grainline Studio

Wiksten – I like the Wiksten tank with the tiny pocket – looks so versatile!

Violette Field Threads

OTHER その他

Custom fit カスタムフィット

Lekala

Les Modelieres – custom fit patterns

Lolita Patterns – custom fit patterns

Vintage ヴィンテージ

Decades of Style – interesting place to find a pattern for a vintage-style piece from the 20s to the  50s

Etsy (vintage patterns) – I have a super weak spot for vintage patterns – those drawings on the envelopes…

Free patterns 無料パターン

Sorbetto pattern (Colette), a pleated tank top, is offered for free by the chic pattern company Colette!

Sonja Dress (Salme Patterns), a cute and stylish dress.

Spit Up & Stilettos – all Women’s patterns are free! very generous. 女性用のパターンがすべて無料でダウンロードできます。

Japanese Patterns 国内の型紙ショップ

Aviver

Filer

One’s One

Pattern Label

Rick Rack

Tamanegi Kobo – instructions available in English

Sewing Books I like 洋裁本

Please see my library for reviews of my favourite books! 洋裁書籍のチラ読みはライブラリー

Formal & Little Black Dress – latest sewing pattern book by Yoshiko Tsukiori, who wrote the famous Stylish Dress Books series! I love this book, from the styling of all the outfits to the style of the dresses. The title of the book says “formal and LBD” but I think the patterns will make great outfits for everyday wear to the office, in town, etc.

Stylish Dress Book – Dresses, Blouses, Pants for Everyday – I have never made anything yet from this book by Yoshiko Tsukiori, but the patterns are so cute and the photography is nice.

Exclusivement Feminin (aka. Casual Sweet Clothes) – it is a Japanese sewing pattern book by Noriko Sasahara. I love this style of clothing – simple with a hint of detail. See my version of Dress A here and Bolero O here :-)

Magazines 洋裁雑誌

Burdastyle (Germany) – best in terms of fit out of the patterns I used so far

Knipmode (Netherlands)

La Maison Victor

My Image (Netherlands)

Patrones (Spain)

La Mia Boutique (Italy)

Sewing Poche (Japan)

Female (Japan) I love this magazine!! Harajuku kawaii Tokyo style:D Unfortunately it is no longer published as of Dec. 2013.  Here’s a skirt I made from this magazine.

Cotton Friend (Japan) I love this magazine. Simple and easy to match Tokyo style clothing.

Mrs. Style Book (Japan)  – What an interesting magazine! it gives you directions to draft your own patterns for all the pieces in the magazine but not a pattern sheet. In each issue there is also a sheet with a few full sized patterns, so that there is something for beginners as well. Other than that, it is expected that for most of the other items you draft your own pattern, following the instructions in the magazine.

Fabric stores online I like 

Anna Ka Bazaar – I want all the fabrics!

France Duval-Stalla – I wish they ship out of the EU!

Emma One Sock

Drygoods Design

Frau Tulpe

Lillestoff

Ray Stitch – very nice selection (I especially like the check patterns)

M is for Make

Shaukat & Company – Liberty! fast shipping!

Fabric.com

Couleure

Spoonflower – for creating one’s own fabric and buying beautiful unique ones

Stoff & Co

Stoff Kontor

Pres-de

Jersey Fashion

Fabric shops to visit in Tokyo:

my list of favourites

Fabric shops in other parts of the world (fabric shopping should not stop when one travels:)  海外の生地屋さん

Hong Kong (香港編)

Gala Fabrics in Jordan – recommended by a hotel concierge. Expensive but high quality silks in beautiful prints. I don’t know if I will ever be brave en0ugh to cut into the pieces of silk I bought here but they are definitely very nice, Shanghai Tang-ish in quality!

2nd Fl., 186 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong    

ホテルのコンシェルジュにすすめられた九龍のジョルダンにある高級シルクを取り扱っているお店。高いけど取り扱っている美しいシルクでなんか素敵な服が作れそう。

Leung Kee Silk Co. in Sham Shui Po – silks at great prices! I bought many meters of different colors of crepe de chine, at prices I can definitely not get in Japan. It helped encourage me to give them business because it was one of the only places I came across in the Sham Shui Po fabric district which sell to retail customers:-)

G/F.,40a, Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong

香港の繊維街として知られている九龍のサムスイポーで小売しているわずかの数の店舗の1つです。主にシルクを取り扱っている。値段が安いところが魅力的です。

Bangkok (バンコク編)

Jim Thompson Main Shop (Surawong) – there were cheaper shops to buy Thai silk, but the service and the beautiful selection /high quality of the silk there was worth the price difference.

9 Surawong Rd., Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

タイシルクといえばやっぱりジムトンプソン?他のお店より高かったが、店内の雰囲気も素敵で色もいろいろ選べて妥当。

にほんブログ村 ハンドメイドブログ ソーイング(縫い物)へ
にほんブログ村
にほんブログ村 ハンドメイドブログ 洋服(洋裁)へ
にほんブログ村

8 thoughts on “sewing room

  1. Wow! Thanks for the extensive list of the pattern shops!
    have you ordered anything from the One’s One site before? I don’t seem to be able to add anything to the cart. let me know how i can buy patterns from there!

    1. Hi Sue,
      I am glad that you like the list.

      I have never ordered from One’s One before but after taking a look at the website again, in the Q&A tab on their homepage, it states that they only take reservations for patterns once every two months, and that they announce these periods on the “diary” tab of their website. Sounds quite exclusive… but the patterns are indeed quite nice!

      1. wo…. that’s sad…. i will check back later to see if i have any luck then!

        Thanks for the info!

  2. Many thanks for this awesome information. I am so happy I have discovered your blog!! Love from one sewaholic like you, Estefania

  3. I think your post is one of the best and most interesting. I have bookmarked many things and hope to follow your blog. Happy new year!

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