I’ve had this book for a couple months now and I’m psyching myself up for trying one of these patterns soon. This is not the typical Japanese dress book that I normally work with. This one focuses on knits and creating amazing shapes through the way the fabric is cut, gathered and draped. It’s pretty incredible. A lot of these dresses are like soft sculpture!
I’ll admit that I’m slightly intimidated by it, but figure I’ll start off with the easiest looking one and see what happens!
May 5, 2010 at 10:04 am
May 5, 2010 at 10:52 am
May 5, 2010 at 11:48 am
May 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm
May 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm
May 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm
May 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm
May 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm
May 6, 2010 at 1:00 am
May 6, 2010 at 2:04 am
May 6, 2010 at 7:21 am
May 6, 2010 at 9:44 am
May 7, 2010 at 5:59 am
May 7, 2010 at 9:58 am
May 7, 2010 at 10:01 am
May 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm
May 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm
May 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm
May 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm
May 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm
June 12, 2010 at 10:31 am
September 13, 2010 at 4:18 am
May 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm
These look so cool. I like the grey one at the top with the little bow on the shoulder and the white tank. They all look so sculptural but soft at the same time. Can’t wait to see what you make 🙂
Do you think I could just bodge one by just cutting a hunk of fabric, wrapping it around myself and then giving it a discrete knot somewhere?
Having said that, I’d love to have the mad skills to create something like that. I need to take that underwear class… and then the Japanese pattern book class…
Do not be intimidated! I have made three things from this book; top 1, top 13 and dress 3 and they are not difficult to construct. Happy sewing!
Where on earth do you find these great books? Do you get most of them online or from a local shop? I would love to find both this book and the simple Japanese dress books…any hints??
I look forward to seeing what you make!
I am goong to buy this book
I’ve been meaning to buy that book, but was too intimidated by it, can’t wait to see how your project turns out. Maybe you can do a tutorial on it to help the less talented like me?
In awe. Can’t wait to see your creation!
This book looks great!
I can’t wait to see what you make!
We must have bought this book at the same time. The patterns are amazing. i have been looking and working out instructions from the pictures and have come to the same conclusion about which one to tackle first. I’m glad to hear from Norma it is possible to decipher. Quick question: they mostly look as if they are made from stretch fabric, what type fabric are you going to use.
wow. those are some very elegant looking pieces. they also look like they take a ton of material!
Wow, I love that red dress!
The patterns are beautiful!!!!!
very cool karyn can’t wait to see the deck!
Beautiful. I’ve been admiring these Japanese sewing books from afar. I think it’s time to get up-close and personal. Thanks for posting all the ISBN numbers! Can’t wait to see what you try your hand at from Drape Drape.
I am afraid of sewing with knits. I tried when I was a teenager and ended up with some disasters and wasted fabric. I would love to learn how to sew with them and not be afraid to try to make things like these drapey wonders!
Karyn! These dresses are all so very “you”. I can picture you in each of them. Sewing knits isn’t that hard (I have a hemming problem — but with sergers it is much easier). I can’t wait to see what you create!
OMG this is EXACTLY the type of patterns I’ve been looking for. Can I ask where you got the book (actually I’ll go back and read the post properly as you may have said) I got a bit over excited when I saw all the images as the red dress especially is totally the one I want to make :o) Thanks so much for sharing. THis is why I lOVE blogs xx
Um, I love this book. I want it bad and I so want to try to work with jersey knits but they scare the heck out of me. Had one terrible experience with sleeves in a sewing class and cried too many tears before giving up in shame. Please, please consider a little tutorial??
But I can’t wait to see what you make.
Ok. Now this is quickly breaking my heart. I need this book. How do you find these? Couldn’t find it on Amazon and I’m not all that clever when it comes to obscure books. Help, please.
hi there! i’m a big fan of your blog and i told my boyfriend if he ever has to take a business trip to toronto, he’s taking me with him! for people that are looking for this book, the ISBN is actually 9784579112531 (the caption had the last # missing). i like to shop at kinokuniya – they have several US locations and have better prices than most etsy sellers. here’s the link to the book: http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/guest/cgi-bin/wshoseaohb.cgi?KEYWORD=9784579112531&AREA=02
i ordered my copy, along with other titles that you’ve suggested! thanks again 🙂
i’m so glad that you’re intimidated by these patterns – you have experience with sewing! i don’t really – so i just figure i’ll take each bit as it comes, and work slow and carefully. looking forward to seeing what you make…
Where can I get this book?