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Pattern Magicby Tomoko Nakamichi
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Pattern Magic is the cult pattern-cutting 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. The book takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy.
All the basic information you need to start pattern cutting is included, from the basic block to measurements and scaling. Each project is beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs showing the stages of construction, the toiles and the finished garments. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions make it easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes with a couture look.
"What a fabulous book — it is so inspiring! The cutting techniques are 3D lateral thinking in cloth — fashion engineering! Presented simply and gracefully, this publication is a creative treat." Gael Henry, Senior Associate Lecturer — Fashion, Northumbria University
"This book is fabulous. The English language edition makes the techniques accessible to the novice and students alike. My students will now be able to incorporate the ideas into their coursework with ease." Mary Gottlieb, Parsons, The New School for Design
Pattern Magic is the cult pattern-making book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, from geometricshapes, and from the street, this book harnesses the sheer joy of making and sculpting clothes.
About the Author
After serving many years as a professor at Bunka Fashion College, Ms. Nakamichi currently delivers lectures and holds courses on design making, both in Japan and overseas. This book brings together the results of the research on garment patterns she has carried out to help instruct her students.
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