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
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.
"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