I decided last week that I have been procrastinating long enough about making my own clothes so I hopped on the ferry to Sydney to visit my favourite book store Kinokuniya (http://www.kinokuniya.com).
I have been eyeing up a number of books over the past few months but I settled on buying;
Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
Free-Style Handmade Bags & Skrts published by Woojin
and a Japanese clothing pattern book. As I don't speak or read Japanese I can't tell you what the title is but the ISBN is 978439627831.
As with all Japanese Art, Design and craft books, this book is really inspiring not to mention cute.
There are photo instructions, pattern sheets and measurements in the back of the book which don't look too bad but as I have never made an item of clothing before I have decided to have a go at making the 'Summer Blouse' in Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross.
I will try the dress I like from the Japanese book once I feel comfortable with the basics.