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« on: October 03, 2009 11:21:17 AM »




I love the girl on the bottom right's expression! I guess she doesn't like the outfit ...





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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009 01:05:16 PM »

I really like drafting my own patterns and this book looks great.
Where did you get it I'd like to find a copy for myself Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009 01:21:32 PM »

I was lucky enough to find it at Oxfam!

The publisher is Kamakura-Shobo Publishing Co. Ltd. Maybe you will find a copy on Ebay or Amazon!

There is a modern Japanese publication called Mrs Stylebook you may be interested in. It is published as a magazine, and the style is very similar. See this entry on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MRS-STYLEBOOK-2009-EARLY-SUMMER---Japanese-Pattern-Book_W0QQitemZ360182210375QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090823?IMSfp=TL090823151002r15756. Some people have been posting reviews on Patternreview.com after making garments from this.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009 05:20:53 PM »

Lucky find! I've sometimes seen this book and a couple of sequels (Pattern Drafting Vol II and Vol III) on Amazon.com, but the price is usually really high. They look fun to browse.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009 03:07:59 PM »

Looks awesome!! I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 01:20:43 AM »

how cute...
I really love this era of dress. but somemore, the replicas nowadays doesnt have that feel anymore.
I wonder issit cause the skirts are not as stiff (starched?)
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010 11:16:17 AM »

these patterns are really cute. Generally I just like the idea of vintage but don't really like the clothes from around this era, but I would actually wear some of these. awesome find!
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011 11:17:47 AM »

I agree, this stuff is really cute!
I have a question... I know nothing about pattern making, nothing at all... but to me it looks like the book already provides the patterns, so - what does it mean by pattern drafting? I see there's instructions, but what for?
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011 02:16:35 PM »

My understanding is that these books work like the Patternless Fashions book by Diehl Lewis and May Loh. That is, that they provide instructions for how to make a very basic bodice and skirt pattern based on your own measurements, then the diagrams for the individual fashions show how you would alter your basic pattern to get that look. See how the picture for the jumper skirt shows dotted lines of a more normal-looking bodice under the lines of the jumper skirt shape?

From what I've read, some Japanese pattern magazines still work this way.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011 03:04:38 PM »

That sounds good. So once I have a basic pattern that fits me, I get to see how to adjust it. Sounds really good.
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