7 September 2012

Drape Drape 2

Mmm... don't you just love Japanese pattern books? Even better, ones that have been translated into English! I have to admit I haven't yet actually made anything from a Japanese book. But if, like me, you're interested in the technicalities of pattern construction, it's enough just to stare at the diagrams to get your brain whirring and your heart racing at the wonder of it all.

Drape Drape 2 by Hisako Sato has recently been translated into English. It features 14 amazing designs which all play around with the form created by hanging fabric. The designs are all loose-fitting, modern styles designed for lightweight fabric. As with the Pattern Magic books, a lot of them are a bit too futuristic for my preppy style, but there are 3 or 4 I have bookmarked to make - and it would be a satisfying challenge to do so. The book includes full scale traceable patterns for all the designs, plus clear diagrams and instructions on how to construct them.

Have you ever made a drapey garment like one of these from Drape Drape 2?

Disclosure: This book was sent to me to review by the publisher. Rest assured that I only give my honest opinions.