Pattern Magic (Paperback)

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If you are looking for some great design inspiration, have ever been interested in garment construction, or just love fashion as an art form this is an essential resource! The design ideas are clearly presented, and the skills that it demonstrates can be easily transposed to your own projects. This book contains construction information that is often only available in extremely costly fashion textbooks. Tomoko Nakamichi has taken traditional clean lines combined with timeless natural fabrics and infused them with gorgeous Japanese design elements. A high skill level is needed to apply the skills presented in this book, but anyone with an appreciation of design or art can marvel at these stunning pieces of fabric sculpture. — Meghan Goodwin


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. The book takes a creative approach to pattern making, with step-by- step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. Each project is beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs showing the stages of construction, the muslins, and the finished garments.

About the Author

After serving many years as a professor at Bunka Fashion College, Ms. Nakamichi currently delivers lectures and holds courses on fashion design, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781856697057
ISBN-10: 1856697053
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: October 6th, 2010
Pages: 104
Language: English