JAPANESE DRESS BOOKS +

Japanese Craft Books

I’m completely addicted to these books!

I thought it was a good idea to catalog all my Japanese Dress books and projects into one place for you. I’ll be posting more regularly about each of the books I have, as well as all the projects I’m tackling from them.

We are finally selling Japanese craft & dress books at the workroom! You can shop our new online shop or visit our Toronto store to see them in person.

Some other great resources for information on Japanese Dress Books: Label Free, Purl Bee, and Japan Couture Addicts.

stylish dress book

Stylish Dress Book – available at the workroom

Stylish Dress Book #2

Stylish Dress Book 2 – available at the workroom

Stylish Dress Book 3

Stylish Dress Book 3 – available at the workroom

Mannish Style

Mannish Style – available at the workroom

Happy Homemade Vol. 1

Happy Homemade Vol. 1 – available at the workroom

Happy Homemade 3

Happy Homemade Vol. 3 – available at the workroom

Sweet Dress Recipe

Sweet Dress Recipe – available at the workroom

nani IRO - Colourful Fabric Dress Book

nani IRO – Colourful Fabric Dress Book – available at the workroom

Drape Drape

Drape Drape – available at the workroom

Feminine Wardrobe

Feminine Wardrobe – available at the workroom

Wildflower Garden Cross Stitch

Wild Flower Garden Cross Stitch – available at the workroom
by Kazuko Aoki

Basic of Lock Stitch Sewing Machine

Basic of Lock Stitch Sewing Machine
ISBN 9784529044127

Lacey Clothes Book

Lacey Clothes Book
ISBN 9784123901581

Cool Couture Remake Dresses

Cool Couture Remake Dresses
ISBN 9784579112289

A Nice One Piece Straight Stitch

A Nice One Piece Straight Stitch
ISBN 4309280552

Adult Couture Dress & Smock Blouse

Adult Couture Dress & Smock Blouse
ISBN 9784579111497

One Day Sewing Winter Clothes

One Day Sewing Winter Clothes
ISBN 4910136261076

Unique Clothes Any Way You Like

Unique Clothes Any Way You Like
ISBN 9784579111442

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Favourite Tunic, Dress, Vest
ISBN 9784834727623

Make Good : Crafts + Life

Linen Wool Cotton

Linen Cotton Wool*
ISBN 9781590306482

Patchwork Style

Patchwork Style*
ISBN 9781590306499

Come Home!*

Embroidery Animals & Insects

Embroidery Animals & Insects

ISBN 9784021904288

My Favorite Embroidery

My Favourite Embroidery
ISBN 9784579112067

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7 Responses to “JAPANESE DRESS BOOKS +”


  • Okay. I am freshly addicted. Need to get these books!!

    • I love these books too, but in my research it seems they are not useful if you are plus size (I’m a US 12-14) Do you know if that’s true from your experience of them?

      • Hi Bukola!
        It is more your measurements that matter. I have had many different people of all sizes work with these patterns. They are quite generous in size, but it would be a good idea to try a muslin to start out to check this or to measure out the pattern pieces.

  • Thanks for sharing. A lot of these are out in English now XD

  • So nice to see your dresses from Japanese Sewing Books. I can’t wait to get started!

  • Please disregard my last comment, I am new to using thees books and realised pattern sheets are double sided! Love looking at your reviews of the books, those and the pictures of your projects have inspired me to start my own projects.

  • Thanks for doing great reviews on these books- it’s nice to see some finished projects. Just wondering how is the sizing on the English version of the stylish dress books? I’ve just bought 2 books and can’t wait to get stuck in to them, but on some of the blogs it seems people have found the cut quite baggy and loose, whereas your projects are a lovely fit (the way I like them). Any advice? Thanks in advance, Michelle.

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