Basic Black - 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe

Author(s): Sato Watanabe


Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe.


Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book, she shows you how to make genuinely professional-quality pieces quickly and inexpensively at home.


DIY Sewing designs include:

  • Lace Shirred Blouse

  • Tiered Sleeveless Dress

  • Zip-up Vest with High Neck

  • Frilled Shirt in Charcoal

  • Flannel Short Coat

  • And much more...

All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your personal style, and there is something for everyone and every occasion in this book--from a bright two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic--and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed.


Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, graceful designs in this book are ones that you'll come back to again and again.


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-Basic Black is one of Sato Watanabe's most recent book to be released in English. I love Japanese books and black [...] I chose Basic Black because the patterns really appealed to me. Unlike other Japanese books it mixes loose fitting garments and more fitted silhouettes.- --Sewing Princess blog

Sato Watanabe studied clothing and accessory design at the Bunka Fashion College before beginning a career as a magazine editor, eventually turning her writing skills to cooking and sewing books. Watanabe specializes in simple, elegant homemade couture with room for a touch of individuality.

General Fields

  • : 9784805313084
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : June 2014
  • : 249mm X 198mm X 15mm
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sato Watanabe
  • : Paperback
  • : 814
  • : English
  • : General Adult
  • : bl2014026920
  • : 64