Exploring a Japanese ShirtMaking Book

Thursday, October 15, 2009


 I've had this book for several months, and finally have the time to fully explore it and make a shirt from one of the many patterns that are included as separate traceable sheets.  Since I am not yet familiar with the fit of these patterns, my DH Roger will be my victim "fit model".   Of course, after I finish the shirt you will see it here along with a full review of this book.
 
I may decide to do a step-by step series of blog posts, or at least a few posts about the making of the shirt during the construction process....so stay tuned.
 
In the meantime, here is the book description from the seller, an Ebay Merchant I recommend,
SIMPLY PRETTY JAPANESE BOOKS.
Paperback: 79 pages
Publisher: Bunka Shuppan Kyoku (August 2006)
Language: Japanese
Book Weight: 425 Grams
19 Full-Scaled Patterns of Men's Shirts for 4 Sizes.

Contents:
  • The book introduces 19 styles of variety kinds of men's shirts

  • Total: 19 Full-Scaled Patterns of Men's Shirts for 4 Sizes.Paperback: 79 pages
    Size Reference:
    The book come with the full-scaled patterns for 4 Sizes: 
    SMALL (Nude): Chest 90 cm, Waist 78cm, Height 155-165 CM.
    MEDIUM (Nude):
    Chest 92 cm, Waist 80cm, Height 165-175 CM.
    LARGE (Nude): Chest 94 cm, Waist 84cm, Height 175-185 CM.
    EXTRA LARGE (Nude): Chest 98 cm, Waist 86cm, Height 185-195 CM.
     

    This book certainly seems to have it all, including several collar and cuff styles..and a whole lot more!  Here are a couple of pics of the inside pages....



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