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This Japanese cotton dress is made from a beautiful Nani Iro fabric. Nani Iro is a Japanese designer fabric brand. My mum brought the fabric back for me from Japan. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to wait for just the right sewing pattern to do the floral pattern justice.
Fried tofu steak? I swear, this is a game changer even for the biggest tofu critics. Once you’ve properly prepared the tofu and pan fried it to perfection, the crispy outer coating and soft interiors will convert you into a tofu fan.
There are not enough dresses with pockets. I just want the roomy comfort of a dress AND the convenience of stashing keys and coins in my jeans pockets. This Japanese sewing pattern was the perfect solution. It’s a cute, casual dress with two front pockets!
Japanese knitting patterns have always intimidated me, even though I can read Japanese. This is because Japanese knitting patterns use charts and diagrams, not worded descriptions as found in English patterns. For example, an English pattern might say, “single crochet to end of row”. A Japanese knitting pattern would depict this in a diagram where all rows have the same symbol. Confusing? Well not anymore!