I want to give a huge Thank You to Graca. I love this book!
I may actually need to get the 1st and the one for knits.
While I really love it, it is not an open-the-book-and-make-something book. It is an idea book.
Everything in it is a mock up in muslin. They are pinned onto a dress form or made half size for this very non-Barbie looking doll.
Here are a few pictures from the book.
I am imaging this using a facing in a complimentary color, and a lining, for either a blouse or maybe a dress bodice.
It would be interesting to play with.
Now this one, I can see myself wearing, with a cami or higher neckline.
I really like the accordion, pleats along the hips.
Now, I tried to get my 5' 6" almost 100lb 23 year old daughter interested in this, but she wouldn't go for it.
It is an accordion "hole" into the back bodice.
Maybe for a costume?
Or maybe I'll save it for when I am on Project Runway for the avant garde challenge?
(No. I have never, will not, ever be on Project Runway. I would be the old lady, home sewist, with no design experience that everyone would mock and have those side conversations about. I also have no interest.)
Now there are some really cool "disappearing" elements that could be incorporated. Things like, collars that disappear into the bodice, or pockets that seam to disappear or emerge from the background that could be incorporated into a garment.
The designs are based on a sloper, (I really need to finish mine) with the directions based on that. This is definitely not an introductory or beginning pattern making book. I guess, I should finish that sloper and start playing with some of these designs!
Are you familiar or have you tried any of the Pattern Magic designs?