I Am Cute Dresses 25 Simple Designs to Sew

Enjoy 25 adorable sewn dress designs that are deceivingly simple to make and fun to wear.
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I Am Cute Dresses offers 25 adorable sewn dress designs that are deceivingly simple to make and fun to wear.

Start sewing simple and adorable dresses that you'll love to wear. Sato Watanabe has designed each dress to maximize simplicity and style, offering charm without complicated alterations or difficult tailoring. There's no need for patterns with I Am Cute Dresses. Each of the 25 designs is created by following a construction layout with the measurements provided. No complicated pattern pieces and cutting instructions. Every one of these easy, loose, and effortless dresses is created from basic, one-size fits-most shapes that are designed to be flattering on everyone.

Any custom alterations you choose to make are made easy just by adding in your one of your own body measurements to the garment layout. Height adjustments are also made easy by simply raising or dropping your hemline. I Am Cute Dresses will have you spending less time fussing over the fit and more time enjoying your new sewn dress.

SKU: 11SW02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sato Watanabe

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683518

Table of Contents
Introduction

I Am Pleats & Petals
I Am Very V-Neck
I Am Mandarin Empire
I Am Barely Ruffled
I Am Peek-A-Boo Sleeves
I Am Hello Halter
I Am Simply Standup
I Am Baby Bateau
I Am Sassy Sundress
I Am Twice As Nice
I Am Tiny Tucks
I Am Raglan to Riches
I Am All the Trimmings
I Am All Wrapped Up
I Am Dainty Drops
I Am Cute Contrast
I Am Sweetly Tied
I Am Tripled Tier
I Am Jumper for Joy
I Am Sew Buttoned Down
I Am Shift Into Tunic
I Am Magical Insets
I Am Kimono Cut
I Am Box-Pleated Wonder
I Am Satin Doll

Construction Tips
Glossary of Terms
Fabric Layouts and Instructions

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About the Author
Sato Watanabe loves designing and making clothes. Sato is also the author of several sewing books published in Japan. This is her first book of designs published in the United States.
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“It is no secret that I am obsessed with Japanese sewing books.  One of my new favorites is I Am Cute Dresses by Sato Watanabe.  I have one of Sato's skirt pattern books in Japanese, and I'm a big fan of her design style, so I was thrilled about this new English translated book of her dress designs.” – Tricia Waddell, Editor, STITCH magazine
 
"I LOVE Japanese style-and especially, Japanese sewing books.  So it's no suprise that I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of I Am Cute Dresses, an English translation of 25 dress patterns by Sato Watanabe.  I grabbed a copy as soon as they were available, and I can honestly say that I want to make every single thing in this book!" – Stefanie Berganini, Managing Editor, STITCH magazine
 
"I am happy that Japanese clothing designer Sato Watanabe’s book I Am Cute Dresses is now available in English.  The 25 dresses in this book are indeed cute – with sweet names such as I Am Hello Halter, I Am Jumper for Joy, and I Am Shift into Tunic.  They are all styled to be filmy, loose, romantic and drapey dresses with simple construction and a few interesting details – perfect for summer cottons and light weight linens. The dresses are simple to make but not boringly so – practice your skills with the various techniques offered: make peak-a-boo or puff sleeves, stand-up or mandarin collar, shirred pleats on the sleeves or pintucks on the neckline, an asymmetrical tunic or a Kimono cut shift dress.  The dresses are designed to be one-size-fits-all – which we know is never true, but with a little measuring you may be able to adjust the patterns to fit your body.  I am just a little bit addicted to this book and will be making a dress a bit later today!" - Whipup.net
 
“Love it! I had already purchased the Japanese version and while the detailed diagrams make using the book do-able, I admit I longed for an English translation.” – Ordinary is Boring
 
"The 25 dresses in this book are indeed cute...simple to make but not boringly, so practice your skills with the various techniques offered: make peak-a-boo or puff sleeves, stand-up or mandarin collar, shirred pleats on the sleeves or pintucks on the neckline, an asymmetrical tunic or a Kimono cut shift dress. I am just a little bit addicted to this book and will be making a dress a bit later today!" –  Whipup.net
 
"The dresses are simple to make but not boringly so – practice your skills with the various techniques offered: make peak-a-boo or puff sleeves, stand-up or mandarin collar, shirred pleats on the sleeves or pintucks on the neckline, an asymmetrical tunic or a Kimono cut shift dress.  The dresses are designed to be one-size-fits-all – which we know is never true, but with a little measuring you may be able to adjust the patterns to fit your body." -  whipitup.net
 
"I am just a little bit addicted to this book and will be making a dress a bit later today!" - whipitup.net

SKU: 11SW02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sato Watanabe

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683518

Customer Reviews

Just Arrived! Lots of idea food! Review by Yvonne Dawkins

I ordered this book, even though I am plus sized and I will have to 'redo' the patterns to fit me. I have been sewing quite a few years, and have worked with similar type patterns for medieval garb, so I was not worried about having to resize the patterns. Most include how to make other sizes, as bust or hip measurement divided by number of pieces around body. There is a good range of dresses, and with a change of fabric, a multitude of options, and given they are straight forward basic shapes, they make a great spring board of further ideas, hence, idea food.

(Posted on 4/23/2012)

(Posted on 4/23/2012)