Even before I started pattern drafting I had my eye on the intriguing-looking Pattern Magic books, so I was thrilled when the publishers, Laurence King, sent them to me to review.
The books outline how to create flat patterns for avant garde garments inspired by geometric shapes. The author, Japanese professor of fashion Tomoko Nakamichi, says, "You can create a garment by cutting, moving and reassembling the pieces of a pattern, just like the pieces of a puzzle." And they really do look like puzzles - beautiful, mysterious, sculptural puzzles...
Bamboo Shoot Bodice
Drop Hole Skirt
[Soundtrack: 'Impossible Soul' by Sufjan Stevens]
Disclosure: Laurence King sent me these books to review. This is my full and honest opinion.