“The Book of the Week”- “Pattern Magic 2”

Each week, FashionLab’s editors will pick a must have book for your bookshelf.

“Pattern Magic 2” is Maybe The Best Reference For Innovative Design and Pattern-Making

“Pattern Magic 2” by Tomoko Nakamichi, who was as a professor at Bunka Fashion College, is the second opus of the cult Japanese Pattern-cutting’s book serie Patern Magic. Taking inspiration from nature, geometric shapes and from the street, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting.

A Book Made of Examples of How To Transform Slopers Into Patterns

You will found in this book all the basic informations you need to start pattern cutting, from the basic block to measurements and scaling. Each project is nicely explained and illustrated with clear photographs showing every step of construction. The easy-to-follow detailed instructions make it easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.

Presented in a way to satisfy the “how did they do it” curiosity, “Pattern magic 2” is a great book to browse in every occasion to found inspiration.  

This book is definitely not for the novice patternmaker but it is certainely one of the best way to have the closest look of “Haute Couture modelling” you will ever come across.


“Pattern Magic 2” by Tomoko Nakamichi

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishers (February 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697064

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