Sew Japanese in January : Fine lines

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Oversized boxy linen tops are my totally my jam… always have been, always will be!

I’ve recently expanded my demin collection to include a relaxed RTW pair of jeans (I’m always a little late to the party!) and these jeans have given me a chance to explore some new silhouettes.  It’s a subtle style shift, but I’m enjoying wearing oversized tops with relaxed bottoms.

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But enough of the style talk, it’s time for me to spill the beans on my second #sewjapaneseinjanuary make for 2021.

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This pattern is from a Japanese Sewing Book by Tomomi Okawa with a translated title of “Simple Wardrobe” [ISBN 978-4-579-11395-8].

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I’ve sewn Pattern R (for the second time… first blog post here) which Google Translate informs me is known as ‘Yoke Switching Pullover’.

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I’m not sure about the ‘switching’ part of the title, but the style lines show a yoke with a very forward shoulder seam.  The top also sports two super sweet tucks on the back sleeve.

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It’s a single-sized pattern and I’ve sewn it without alteration.  It’s definitely roomy on me, and I feel it needs an accessory (like my scarf) to ensure I’m wearing the top and the top isn’t wearing me!

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My favourite thing about this make is how the pin stripes accentuate the style lines.  And of course, I had to pattern match the back yoke!

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When I sewed this last time I felt the back yoke stretched out a little.  For this version I stay-stitched the yoke, and guess what, I think I got the same result.  Oh well, it’s the back and I don’t have to look at it!

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I’m super pleased I gave this pattern a second run.

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Pattern:  Pattern R from a Japanese sewing book with a translated title of “Simple Wardrobe” by Tomomi Okawa [ISBN 978-4-579-11395-8]
Size:  Single-sized pattern
Fabric:  Linen from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: None!
Outfit:  Jeans from Scarlet Jones (on sale) and a Sophie Digard Scarf from eCasa
Photo Location:  Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne

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