Another marvellous sewing book

January 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm 7 comments

Most of the time I think the ‘people who bought this also bought…’ feature on Amazon is a menace, but it did alert me to the fact that a fantastic Japanese pattern drafting book called Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi has been translated into English. It’s full of magnificent and mind-boggling sculptural fashion that’s imaginative but very wearable – and it shows you how to make it all!

All the bow and knot dresses are quite amazing.

And there’s also some stunning examples that would actually be quite simple to make, like the ‘bamboo shoot’.

And there’s also a Pattern Magic 2 where the designer has done extraordinary things with sleeves. Wow!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 戴哲文 (@diana2807)  |  October 28, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I found this book the same way you did. Good to know someone shared the same surprise!. Even though I study landscape architecture it also gave me a lot inspirations. The book is just awesome.

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  October 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

      It’s very special, isn’t it? Thanks for looking.

  • 3. Best of 2011 « Touchwooddesign  |  December 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

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  • 4. ethar  |  February 27, 2013 at 4:11 am

    how can i free download the english version, i downloaded the 3 volumes but in japanese

    • 5. touchwooddesign  |  February 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

      I don’t think you can – you might have to buy this one…

  • 6. lavenderloafers  |  May 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Wow!!! Thank you for sharing such great information, I was checking google about this book and found your blog! Thanks a lot, now I will buy this book for sure!

    • 7. touchwooddesign  |  May 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Do it! It’s such a lovely book!


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