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The latest book from the pattern cutting series from the Bunka Fashion College in Japan, school of Yohji Yamamoto. Includes 17 fashionable and achievable designs, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that guide the reader through the draping process. With a folded pattern at the back, this book provides inspiring ideas and highly practical techniques ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by Laurence King Publishing
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I picked up this book at the library because I wanted to learn the draping techniques used by so many of the designers on Project Runway. Unfortunately, there were only about two items in this book that I actually liked. The rest were strange, unflattering garments - also modeled strangely (as in the model is sticking her whole arm into a gathered pouch in the side of her dress, I guess to illustrate how roomy it is?; or the model is staring slack-jawed into space like some kind of mental patien ...more
Tracing the patterns will test your patience but I liked the designs and instructions. I would have paid more for better pattern sheets, I feel as if I'm looking at some sort of wacky street map. It is the only reason why I haven't purchased Drape Drape 2.