Polyhedron-tutorial: perfect element for sculptural garments!

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Ready for some geometry? Of course I wasn’t going to skip my favorite, the polyhedrons! This is a technique you can find in Pattern Magic 3.I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really liked mathematics, so it took me some time to understand how to calculate the pattern. I’ve put together a tutorial, ...

Tutorial: how to add a bow or a knot to your pattern

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 It’s time for the first tutorial! As promised, I’ll now explain some of the basic techniques behind the Pattern Magic -inspired pieces I’ve made. To start, I chose the knots, which in my opinion is one of the most wearable details you can add to your garments. Knot or bow, your ...

Pattern Magic as a source of inspiration -part 2

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This is the second part of my introduction to the Pattern Magic -series. The first part can be found here:  https://theshapesoffabric.com/2018/01/31/pattern-magic-part-1/  Pattern Magic Stretch fabricsAfter the first two books, it’s time to explore the stretch fabrics. This volume is introduced as ...

Pattern Magic as a source of inspiration -part 1

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Let’s start with the resources. I have often been recommending the Pattern Magic -series by Tomoko Nakamichi on Instagram. So what a better way to start, than by introducing these books a little bit better. I’ll also add some designs of my own, inspired by these books. To avoid a really long post, I’m going to ...