It took forever to get them, but finally this week they arrived; my first Japanese pattern books. Beautiful lay out and pictures of beautiful simple clothes. I ordered one for me and one for C. Ok, obviously I can't read Japanese, but the patterns are (looking) simple and there are manual drawings in the back. I love to make this dress and bag. Last night I started with the most simple pattern in the book, the blouse above, with a little piece of fabric I had lying around, below. Just now she fitted it; a success! Now that I know her size for the Japanese patterns, I can try something more difficult soon.