I first discovered the Japanese Pattern Magic books on.. somewhere in blog land (I read so many I am not sure which now but I think it was Claire Kennedy but it has been mentioned by numerous sewing bloggers). I succumbed and bought the English version (before telling He who Cooks) when Tessuti fabrics announced they had it in stock.
Why has it such a following?… easy…. it is …..Fabulous! oh and seriously inspiring.
But, I’m left with a few thoughts….
After you wash this top, how do you iron it? ( then again that is He who Irons problem)
Wow, a Japanese woman’s size M is smaller than my 12 year old daughter in some dimensions! (but she is taller and probably bigger than most 12 year olds). Seriously… drafting up to my size is required!
I really need to work on a sloper for me (for non sewers a sloper is a custom fit pattern drafted for your own unique shape). Why don’t I live in the US and have easy access to Wolf Dressmaker Dummies? …I am jealous !
Pattern drafting combines my love of math and style. How wonderfully nerdy is that!
I love many of the designs, but would they suit my size and where here would I ever wear them?
I love these challenges!