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 choice!   Basic ...

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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 fabrics After the first two books, it’s time to explore the stretch fabrics. This volume is introduced as ...

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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 ...

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What’s my story?

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Hello! So I finally decided to start this blog. I’ve been meaning to do that for about a year now, but never quite had the time. I've been on Instagram since July 2016 and as you might already know, I started a secondary account for my patterns. That became rather popular and I understood there is a lot of interest ...

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