Pattern Magic

Pattern Magic

Book - 2010
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'Pattern Magic' is the cult pattern-making book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, from geometric shapes and from the street, this book harnesses the sheer joy of making and sculpting clothes. It takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy.
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2010
Edition: English language ed
ISBN: 9781856697057
1856697053
Characteristics: 103 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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Marf
Jun 01, 2017

The blouse with the interwoven design is very pretty, so is the Bamboo shoot. Some design are very "artsy" but they are interesting.

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susewsew
Jul 15, 2013

hmmm. As a pattern drafter I can say this was interesting but not for any of my clients. These items would be one of a kind, for most. The Japanese are amazing when it comes to designing unusual artsy items and this book is a good example. It was a jumping point for some designs I've been working on. If you like to think outside the box or challenge your drafting abilities then this is for you. Have a look, it's different than the "normal" of the shelf stuff we find in North America.

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elwright
May 27, 2011

Excellent if you're young and very petite. Adult women, especially those with curves, will not find this book terribly useful.

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22950009541673
Feb 08, 2011

Very few of the ideas look comfortable to wear, and the rest would be impossible to iron. Fun to read, though.

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