Mariko Nakamuro has been designing clothes since she was ten years old. She drew designs and her mother would take her shopping for fabric to make the outfits. Not a surprise then that Mariko went on to study fashion design in Tokyo.
The designs in this book were originally created for Mariko’s own children. They are essentially simple, easy to make, and easy to wear. Garments that children will be comfortable in. The shapes are all loose fitting so movement isn’t restricted.
The fabrics are practical and can be laundered over and over again. Many of the pieces can be worn with others from the collection. The book is divided into two, spring-summer and autumn-winter with collections for both boys and girls. Each garment has its own full scale pattern in four sizes. This is not a book for complete beginners, but the patterns are not too complicated and the designs are lovely.
Considering the cost of dress making patterns, you are not only getting good design here, but a real bargain in terms of price. Published by Pavilion books at £20