Japanese Pattern Book Giveaway!

Hello Dear Readers – Comments on this post are now closed. Winner announced tomorrow! Yay!

There must be something in the air this week because I too am giving away two japanese pattern books that I was given from Laurence King Publishing (Lauren’s hosting her own Drape Drape giveaway – now you have 2 chances to win). Yay! I received a sweet surprise email from Laurence King Publishing about trying out their recently translated japanese pattern books. After working my way through some emails, I finally responded (bad me!) and asked for Drape Drape and Pattern Magic for Stretch Fabrics. Both include very interesting and beautiful designs and ideas. And to boot they’ve been translated into English!

The basic idea with these books is that there are sloper patterns provided that you can manipulate. The slopers are all on one big sheet at the back of the book – like all other japanese pattern books. All instructions are provided for how to recreate the designs in the book too. The designs are quite fascinating and its really interesting to see how the pattern is manipulated into creating these contemporary looks.

Now I love me a good japanese pattern book, but I have to be honest and say that I find most of the designs from these books non-functional for my everyday life. Many of them aren’t really my style either. Yes, there are several that I think are gorgeous and all of them are interesting, but ultimately not for me. Now remember, this is pretty big time stuff for me to say too – do you recall this post? It’s OK that I know what my style is and what it is not. Am I right or am I right?

But that’s not to say that these beautiful books don’t have their value and that they aren’t your style, because they just might well turn out to be. Want your very own copy of Drape Drape or Pattern Magic for Stretch Fabrics? Both are in pristine condition and ready to be used! All you have to do is leave me a comment!

To win both books:
Leave a comment on this post saying just how much you want these and you might just win! Giveaway is open until Friday February 15, 2013! From there, I’ll contact the winner and ship them off in the mail. Giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere!

  • Vanessa - Oooooooh! That would be awesome. I’ve got Drape Drape 2 but haven’t made anything from it yet because it’s too intimidating w/o English instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Horwitz - Thank you Sarai! I just discovered your fashionable blog thanks to her mention of it in The Colette Sewing Handbook. I can’t wait to hit your archives, but this contest stopped me dead in my tracks. I do have a Pattern Magic book, but sadly I have found it very difficult to use due to the language barrior. Sake is about as much Japanese as I speak. So, you had me at “And to boot they’ve been translated into English!” Either copy would have a lovely home here with lots of other sewing book siblings to keep her company. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Juliana - Goodness! You don’t know how much I would want this. I’m young, and just starting in this beautiful world of sewing, creating patterns, and designing. The lack of pattern magazines/books in my country is unbelievable. These would be just perfect for me and my mom who helps me :)

    Thank you for doing this!ReplyCancel

  • Suzie - Sweet! I would love to have these books, I love a sewing challenge! Always up for learning something new to stretch my sewing knowledge.ReplyCancel