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3.0 out of 5 stars Japanese ladies are SMALL!, 24 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments (Paperback)
The patterns in this book are simply fabulous - they are simple, classic and would suit anyone - tall, short, fat or thin - except the are sized for petite oriental ladies, and whilst I am not enormous - I am obviously elephantine in comparison to them. Oh and if you do have a bosom, then you will be seriously out of luck with this book. I am desperate to make anything in here - if only someone could tell me how to size up the patterns. Perhaps I should write to the publishers!
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Initial post: 3 May 2012 09:24:17 BDT
I can teach you how to grade the patterns up to your size, feel free to email me at jennie @ cheekyhandmades . co . uk

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2012 14:41:54 BDT
Hi Jenniw, apologies for not having acknowledged your message sooner - would love to know how to size up the patterns in this book - will email you. Regards
Karen

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 12:29:44 BDT
Heather says:
Maybe you can offer the publishers a book idea: "How to upsize patterns from your favorite Japanese pattern books"! I'm not actually kidding :)

Posted on 3 Jul 2014 08:58:31 BDT
Thanks for your comments - I was just on the point of ordering the book when I thought I would have a look at the reviews. I'm a good size 16 and busty with it so obviously no use for me! I live in the Middle East and the Far Eastern sizing is ever encroaching. Latest is as simple a thing as golf gloves. I have gone from a standard UK Ladies Medium to an XXL overnight!! My God - I haven't got hands I've got shovels!! Good job I didn't order the book - me hands would be too big to use the sewing machine...............
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