Author(s): Yuko Takada
More and more women are opting to make their own clothes, but most of the books on the market emphasize girly, feminine designs. "She Wears the Pants" is the first Japanese sewing book (in English) to focus on the increasingly popular "borrowed-from-the-boys" look. Already one of the best-known and reviewed sewing books in Japan, this sporty addition to the sew-it-yourself craze is poised to take the American DIY market by storm. Sometimes women are in the mood for clothes with strong, clean lines and casual sophistication--polish and simplicity without the frills. "She Wears the Pants" is the book for those times. A graduate of the Bunka Fashion Institute, Yuko Takada provides patterns and instructions for making twenty spare and streamlined wardrobe items, including: Versatile tops that can be either casual or dressyJackets that are timeless and uniqueDresses and skirts that are straight-line or drapedThree different pants lengths, from culottes to full-length trousersAnd much, much more!Patterns can be easily adjusted to suit every body size, and Takada shows readers how to select inexpensive, readily available fabrics and transform them into an elegant new wardrobe. Understated never looked so good!
Yuko Takada is a graduate of the Bunka Fashion Institute. After working for different clothing brands, she founded her own fashion line, TAGE (tage.jp). Her sleek, sporty styles have been exhibited in London and Milan.