Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tunic Dress for My Mom

I sewed this tunic dress for my mom in Japan. I was supposed to go visit my family in Japan in April, but COVID happened... My trip had to be canceled and who knows when the next time will be when I get to go visit her. In the last so many months, something terrible and devastating happened to my family and I know it will take a long time to resolve the issues. There isn't much I can do right now to help the situation, but I am thinking about them often; especially my mother.

I remembered that I bought this fabric to sew something for my mom a few months back. While I was going though my fabrics and sewing books, I found a perfect thing to sew for her! She prefers clothing that is baggy and comfy, I thought this one would be a winner.

I don't think this book has been translated to English yet, but if you know basic sewing and your way around in Japanese sewing books, you could easily utilize the patterns.

I could totally picture her wearing this by itself as a dress, or wearing it with leggings. I thought adding a simple wooden beaded necklace would be fun.

I know so well that a piece of handmade clothing won't better their situation, but I hope she will feel that I have been thinking of her when she receives the tunic. Sewing has been truly therapeutic for my soul... it's always been and it always will be. Instead of worrying so much, being upset, and wallowing around aimlessly, I sew. What are some of the ways that help you feel peace? Whatever they are, I think those of us who have found that treasure are truly blessed in life.


  1. I hope there will be a resolution to the issues. I am sure your Mother will love the dress you have made for her and appreciate the thought involved. I agree sewing is a great stress reliever. take care and Be SAFE from Iowa

  2. I love this tunic for your mom! It will definitely brighten her day to think you made it for her.

  3. Oh my!! I am so sorry to hear that your mom and family are suffering. I will certainly keep them and you in my prayers.
    This tunic is beautiful. I love it!! ❤️and you

    1. Thank you. Your prayer is much appreciated. :)

  4. Blessings and prayers to your family in these difficult times.

  5. Prayers for your family. The dress will certainly put a smile her face.


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