The patterns that come with these books are generally to be found in a pouch in the back of the book.
One needs to remove the desired sheet, flatten it out, and trace the desired pattern pieces. I used freezer paper, which is one of my favorite pattern papers. Keep in mind that the patterns are without seam allowances, so you'll need to add an allowance to each pattern piece.
The pattern I chose is IC, a loose fitting dress with french sleeve and lovely pleats at the neckline. I used an adjustable blind hem foot to make perfect little pleats.
Here is the finished dress on Betsy, my trusty dress form.
This dress was fun to make, and not at all difficult. I am loving how it came out. I wore it out to coffee yesterday, and I can tell it's going to be a staple part of my summer wardrobe. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! Have you tried Japanese sewing pattern books?