As a person who owns much more patterns than she will ever get to use and still remembers the exact number of the now lost Burda magazine she lent a friend over 6 years ago, I am fascinated by garments that don’t need patterns. More specifically about boxy, square-ish shapes that have never seen a french curve in their life.
That’s why I really like these blouses and dresses from this Kitting, Crochet and Sewing Magazine (I can’t find this magazine anywhere else, do you know if it has a different name?)
Look at this blouse below, for example: it’s basically a trapeze shape, but the crochet straps and hems only barely drape it to create a wonderful and simple blouse. If you’re good with crochet, this should be very easy to make.
This second blouse follows the same style: crochet upper bodice and soft flowy body.
I really like how delicate the crochet looks against the modest napkin-like fabric.
The magazine has instructions at the end, showing you how to create the very very simple patterns.
The softer and fabric you use it, the more delicate the finished garment will look like. If you use heavier fabrics, you will end up with boxier blouses.
If you want to take a look at the other blouses in the magazine, here it is:
2 thoughts on “Two delicate and feminine, no pattern blouses”
Hi! I’m momo from Japan, and glad you’re interested in a Japanese book. Its author’s name is Yumiko Kawaji and you can find it by the name of “Linen & Cotton Knitting and Crocheting Clothes and Goods – Japanese Craft Book” on Amazon.
Mi Momo! Thank you very much for your comment, so useful!