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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; Reprint edition (7 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856698270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856698276
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.3 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

After serving many years as a professor at Bunka Fashion College, Tomoko Nakamichi currently delivers lectures and holds courses on pattern making, both in her native Japan and internationally. 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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A very easy to read and follow guide to developing really innovative design ideas in stretch fabrics. I encourage all my students to purchase the book to help support their studies. Would definitely recommend.
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excellent and easy to apply..great ideas and insiring to get sewing and designing.... this series is up to date with current trends and that is soo useful..
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Love the ideas in this book. I haven't quite worked out transfer the patterns as they are small, doll size, and I'm no student of patternmaking or similar courses/education...perhaps this is common in the 'trade'?
Nonetheless, there are some absolutely stunning works of art, clever manipulations and fabric work. Worth the money if you want some inspiration and a talking point. Not sure of the projects you'll get from it though.
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I am writing one review on all 3 books as they are my opinion and experience. This is back to the roots of basic common sense in pattern making from ordinary shapes you see around you. The explanations are simple and clear and you can easily follow them. As the sloper or master pattern is made to measure and meant to fit the human body properly, all you have to do is take the patterns to a printer and blow them up to the size recommended and then another increase by just 2% nor more than 3% to fit the western human body better without the pain of having to reform it by hand yourself. Alternative is if you have a shop bought pattern in your size then use that to measure it against the Japanese sloper - make the adjustments and then retrace and then copy again!
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The third pattern magic book which like the other two is beautifully laid out in an uncluttered way. You will see various designers taking elements from these books and reinterpreting them not only in fashion but performance and ballet. A very useful book for anyone interested in pattern cutting and clothing design as a career.
The home sewer may want to re-size the patterns to their own measurements rather than follow the measurements given in the book.
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I BOUGHT THIS TO HELP MY DAUGHTER WITH HER UNIVERSITY STUDIES
I HAVE HEARD NO COMPLAINTS FROM HER
IN FACT SHE FINDS THE BOOK VERY IMFORMATIVE
IT WILL HELP AND GUIDE HER A GREAT BOOK
THANK YOU
C X
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Already have first and second Pattern Magic books, this one is even more fantastic as the previous!
If you want to learn about construction of patterns, these books (Pattern Magic& Pattern Magic 2 are required reading. NOT for beginners!
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This book is a good follow on from the pattern magic series. It is all stretch wear and there is a brief info to stretch fabrics. I use these books more as a way of understanding the designs against the patterns, as the patterns as are explained as to how they were made against the final garment. I have never made one of these garments because I don't particularily like them, but the explanations seem easy to follow. There is no info regarding the construction of the garments, so it is just a pattern making book. There is a sloper included in the back, but I beware as Japanese sizes are often tiny, so you might have to make your own.
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