Author(s): Tomoko Nakamichi
"Pattern Magic 2" is the cult pattern-cutting text from Japan, partner to the original "Pattern Magic" book. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. This book looks at creating interesting surfaces, optical illusions and curved shapes through pattern cutting. 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.
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.
Fundamentals Using this book Part 1 Playing with geometrics Wearing a balloon Wearing a circle Wearing a triangle Wearing a square Sprouting at the back (nyokitto) Sprouting at the front (nyokitto) Just like a stole A ball-shaped accordion (jabara) Circular accordion (jabara) Circular sleeve Square accordion (jabara) Part 2 Decorative structures Knots Like a jungle Stars Flip-turn Different facings, different looks Cowl neck Application of the cowl neck design A vanishing scarf A vanishing tie A vanishing lapel A vanishing pocket Bunka-style sloper for an adult woman Bunka-style sloper for an adult woman (Size M) (half-scale)