Two Books


I’ve had my eye on these books for a while and finally picked them up this week. I already have the first two volumes of the Pattern Magic series so it was only a matter of time before I bought Volume 3. The other, Drape Drape, is on of those books that I always thumb through at the store but have never purchased because I’m just a hair too big on the size chart. I started thinking though that the designs have so much volume that I could fit into most. I have the first one on my tracing table as we speak so we’ll see!

Do you have these books? Have you made anything from them?


16 Comments to “Two Books”

  1. Cool! I haven’t had a chance to see these in person, but I’ve seen some interesting things from other people’s blogs.

  2. I recently bought the Drape Drape book as well! Isn’t it fabulous! The killer for me was that the book included actual patterns. Awesome!

  3. I have both the drape drape books. I’ve made a few things from each. They are really fun to do – some more challenging than others. I hope you have fun!

  4. I’ve been considering purchasing Drape Drape myself, but like you am right at the top end of the sizing. Plus I haven’t been able to find many pics of items others have made from it. Think I might go for it though!

  5. I can’t wait to see what you think of these. They look like fab books

  6. i have the drape drape books – the styles are VERY forgiving so I think you’ll be fine. Which one are you making? Can’t wait to see!

  7. hmmm, i might need to add these to my collection.

  8. Wow, looking forward to seeing the things these inspire you to make 🙂

  9. Ooohh I LOOOOVE books! I haven’t bought one in awhile but the last one I got was Shape Shape, so it totally reminded me of that when you named yours! 🙂 Even if the sizing in Japanese pattern or sewing books is on the small side, I feel confident that they can be altered just like any other pattern – and you’re right, many of them have a fair bit of ease and will fit you anyway 🙂

    I’d love to see some peeks at the insides of those; particularly the garments you’re thinking of making! 🙂

  10. Yes and yes, and they’re an interesting/ fun way to play with patterns and fabric! I’m pretty excited to see what your make looks like-veryone seems to have done such great variations on these patterns.

  11. Yes and no. I purchased these books when I just came to Japan, I was absolutely fascinated by styles and techniques. But at the time, I did not consider my level was good enough. It’s definitely something on my list for this year.
    Can’t wait to see what you’ll make!

  12. I really want to try out the Drape Drape books but so far only find international sellers. They seem like perfect summer clothes to me!

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