Another book sent to me by Tuttle Publishing. As usual, all opinions are my own, I was not paid for this review, etc.
It seems to me that for every “sew” pun this side of the Atlantic, there’s a “stylish” Japanese pattern book. Although, “Stylish Remakes” isn’t really a pattern book. It has no pull out pattern sheet, and only two patterns inside. It’s really a book of instruction and inspiration. But what it is about most of all is upcycling.
I was inspired by three projects in this book;
and make this:
Mum gave me this shirt, which though lovely in fit and lovely in color, was so plain it could make your eyes water. So I added simple beading to the neck, and a vintage hanky bow, which I never would have thought of without “Stylish Remakes“!
Now to the basic stuff:
The “College Sweats” section is one of my favorites–although I can’t figure out why the shirts are all American. Perhaps they restyled this book for an American audience? Whatever the case, this outfit is my favorite:
I thought this shirt would be hilarious done up in Buckey’s/Michigan.
Here’s one of the instruction pages for the above shirt. As you can see, the measurements are all approximate.
There you have it–a brief summation of “Stylish Remakes” by Violette Room. Go forth and upcycle!