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Drape Drape [Paperback]

Hisako Sato
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7 May 2012
The latest book from the pattern cutting and construction experts at Bunka Fashion College in Japan, school of Yohji Yamamoto. Includes 17 fashionable and achievable designs, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that guide the reader through the draping process. With two folded patterns at the back, this book provides inspiring ideas and highly practical techniques for anyone wanting to learn about draping.

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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (7 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856698416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856698412
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 19 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A graduate of Bunka Fashion College, Japan, Hisako Sato worked as Head of Garment Design for Muji until 1993 when she left to develop her own independent label. In 2008, she launched a new brand focusing on dress design, and she is still active as a designer today.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely designs, but fall just short of perfect. 25 Jun 2012
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I have attempted a few items from this book so far. The designs are lovely, and are quite easy to adapt if you're not quite the same shape as the average Japanese woman. However, at least one of the patterns (which is illustrated with a backless gathered red dress) has a technical flaw in that the dots which are supposed to match up to align the pattern pieces do not match up. (This may just be my error, but I see no way in which they could have reasonably matched up). The other small issue is that many of the designs are clingy and are not lined, meaning that on the average person they can appear indecent when worn. Making your own lining pattern is easy, so it's a shame that it's not included in the given design. (It would be a struggle to find a suitable bra to wear with many of the top/dress designs in this book, since some are cowl front and back, or backless, or very low cut at the sides. Hence why lining becomes even more important). The other small issue is that the given patterns are absolutely jammed together on the pattern sheet, but given some time and a few colored highlighter pens this isn't too much of an issue.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great technical book, shame about the patterns 19 May 2012
By Jenny
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I haven't actually made anything from the book yet as it only arrived this morning. However after a quick flick through I am quite excited by some of the designs. On the downside the patterns provided with the book look near impossible to trace off with everything in greyscale and very crowded. I also think that colour photos should have been used for displaying fabric types rather the poor quality grey images.

Putting the negatives to one side I am definitely looking forward to using the book and developing a new way of thinking, good technical books are hard to come by and this one certainly provides a challenge. I would love to see more books coming through from this fashion school but perhaps with a few minor adjustments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent patterns 27 July 2012
By becky73
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Lovely pattern book. Very exciting to be able to buy one of these awesome Japanese pattern books in an English translation. Great patterns, clear instructions and a beautiful book. Haven't made all of the patterns yet, and some i won't be tackling at all, but well worth it alone for the three patterns i have used.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational 16 April 2013
By Lauren
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My copy of drape drape arrived this morning and I have to say that just looking at it briefly has given me a wealth of ideas. I find the simple layout of the book and the illustrations very clear and precise. For me, the more text and especially technical jargon the more I get confused. I prefer to learn as I go and I have to say that it is easy to visualise the steps involved in each piece.
The designs in the book are, for me, really interesting and fashionable, and most importantly, wearable.
If my first couple of projects from this book go well I will be buying drape drape 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! 14 Feb 2013
By bibulka
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extremely inspiring :)
the only problem is size of patterns :) absolutely not european :)
i really love it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Value 28 Nov 2013
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Fantastic book which is full of patterns ready for you to use. I bought this book for a great price and I'm really happy with my purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great pattern cutting ideas 4 Aug 2013
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Just a book that you get absorbed into pattern cutting and design love it . Great in the teaching room
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