Pattern Magic

Pattern Magic
Stretch Fabrics
Tomoko Nakamichi
Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics is the latest in the
series of cult Japanese pattern making books, now
translated into English. The new volume looks
at pattern cutting in stretch and jersey fabric.
Material that stretches lengthways or sideways can
be magical in itself. This book takes the special
qualities of jersey and stretch textiles and uses
them to create stunning, sculptural designs. In two
parts, the book shows how to work with stretch
fabrics and how to cut patterns that exploit their
properties with truly original results. The book is
accompanied by a basic paper pattern block/sloper.
•Third cult pattern cutting book – now available
in English
•Pattern cutting with stretch and jersey fabric
•Easy-to-follow, step-by-step text
•Highly illustrated, with beautiful photography
•Brings the subject alive by showing the finished
designs in three dimensions
•Includes a paper pattern block/sloper
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.
Format: 257 × 190 mm / 10 × 7 1 ⁄2 in
Extent: 104 pages
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978 1 85669 827 6
To be published: May 2012
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