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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (11 Nov 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697057
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By BASIA SZKUTNICKA on 16 Oct 2010
Format: Paperback
I discovered this wonderful series in Japan a few years ago and have actually bought many copies of it in the past to give to friends and colleagues all over the world. It wasn't previously translated into English, but even so, if you are a technically competent patterncutter, it was possible to work from the diagrams and measurements themselves. Now they are in English!!!
These books are extraordinary gems. They bring the art of creative cutting to a wider audience and are truely inspirational and exciting.
If you are a cutter, or a fashion student, order this as soon as possible - the price is way too low for the secrets held within.
I love.
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By PobbleDobble on 6 Oct 2010
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I have waited so long for this book to be translated into English and was delighted to see it as released in the UK recently. It is a fantastic, advanced, pattern drafting/cutting book with some fabulous Avant Garde designs in it. I wouldn't recommend someone to use it who doesn't have a solid grounding in pattern drafting but otherwise go for it and push yourself! The results are stunning and the book is incredibly cheap for what it is. For a translated text it is written with surprisingly clear and concise English and didn't notice any "pigeon" English excerpts, which is something you ususally see when being translated from one language to another. Thoroughly recommmend this book and NO. 2 which is due out next year.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Fleur on 4 Nov 2010
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I have been waiting for this to be translated to English & was very excited when it arrived.

The book is clean, clear & concise so I can see how it's still understandable for those who cant read Japanese. The approach to pattern cutting is fun, simple but ever so effective & challenges you to think beyond the standard european shapes we are so used to seeing in clothing.

It shows you the finished item, then guides you through the concept & then build upong it to use it in another context.

I plan to use this as a starting block to push my technique & imagination to create shapes/scupltures beyond the ones in the book (hopefully!)

fantastic and would reccomend it to anyone who has knowledge of pattern cutting.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rozann on 11 Nov 2010
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I bought this book for my grandaughter who had seen it at her university library written in Japanese. She was very pleased Amazon had it in English.
It came quickly and in new condition.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hanna on 24 Oct 2010
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I been tyring to find books like this, with some more advanced patternmaking in it. I'm so happy I found these books. It's beatiful and it gives so much inspiration.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jess on 14 Jun 2011
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What a brilliant book.
It isn't a massive tome on pattern cutting (for which you would want Metric Pattern Cutting by Winnifred Aldrich), but this book is fantastically inspirational and gives a different approach to pattern cutting.
Worth it for those who think outside the box.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Twishika on 6 Mar 2011
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This book is great if your looking to try something and trying to be more experimental in garment making. I was really impressed with the contents of this book. The pictures show detail and the description is quite easy to understand. It really opens your eyes to seeing clothes in a different light.
I'd recommend this to anyone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Aimee Samantha Beagrie on 10 Mar 2011
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Love it! amazing pictures easy to understand for an advanced pattern cutter.....this means its not ideal for beginners but you could always get it for when you get better!
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