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After Tomoko Nakamichi

Added May 13, 2011

by Timea Schmidt

Pa, United States






I just finished this dress and I’m very happy right now. I made the pattern with the help of Tomoko Nakamichi"s Pattern Magic book. I think she is a wonderful pattern maker and I wish to know half of what she does.I used a brocade fabric I had for many years and never knew what to make out of it. I guess I was just waiting for this design. The front has an extra panel that built in to the skirt and twist trough an opening on the top part of the dress. The skirt is very tapered and I wanted to have the effect of not having any slit on it [this is why I hid it under the extra panel. Other than this, there is not much I can say. Lot of work on the pattern, but it’s so worth it. At least that is how I feel about it:))

Material Notes

Silk brocade, lining




Garment Type

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    Jan 28, 2012, 03.17 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    very nice, well done! the fabric works brilliantly.

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    Oct 28, 2011, 02.41 AMby Lauriänn

    You chose the right fabric. And I am a fan of Tomoko’s book wery inspiring as you said!!! ;-)

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      Oct 29, 2011, 07.56 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Thanks! I was debating over the material forever when it just clicked!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 12.54 PMby anajan

    Amazing! I’m browsing through your wonderful creations and really enjoy the sight. You’re very talented.

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      Oct 29, 2011, 07.55 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Thanks Ana! I’m kind of having a block now! Started couple of project, but somehow unable to finish it:) Hopefully get back on track soon!

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    Jun 24, 2011, 07.07 AMby Jodi Wade

    Stunning dress. The fabric is absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 16, 2011, 05.25 PMby tinapickles

    This is absolutely lovely. The fabric is divine.

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    May 16, 2011, 09.42 AMby aggelicat .)

    Your work is amazing!!

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    May 16, 2011, 05.21 AMby madebymeg

    amazing! makes me want to learn some serious pattern-making techniques!

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      May 16, 2011, 11.50 AMby Timea Schmidt

      Thank! I’m really not good at patternmaking. Learned some basics when I was in school. But very easy to follow instructions from this book.

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    May 16, 2011, 04.08 AMby mollykatherine

    Its beautiful! great job!

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    May 15, 2011, 01.25 PMby kelepso


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    May 15, 2011, 01.08 PMby suechtique

    wow,wow,wow!!! I don’t have this book yet but heard from many of peoples. amazing work.

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    May 15, 2011, 08.40 AMby Anjomo

    Gosh, I love this dress! If I had an occasion to wear it and the skills to sew it in the first place I would be one lucky girl. :)

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      May 15, 2011, 10.41 AMby Timea Schmidt

      Thank You! I made this to wear it to a wedding next weekend. Hopefully it’s appropriate:)

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      May 16, 2011, 09.46 AMby Anjomo

      I guess that is the perfect occasioin. You just have to be careful that you aren’t stealing the show from the bride. ;)

      By the way: Which pattern magic book did you use? The first or the second one?

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      May 16, 2011, 02.11 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Pattern Magic 2

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    May 14, 2011, 11.36 PMby nhi Nguyen

    Great work i love it!

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    May 14, 2011, 03.24 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Another fabulous creation! This dress is very chic!

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    May 14, 2011, 02.03 PMby chillwear

    Wow I love this dress, beautiful work. I have is book also.

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      May 14, 2011, 06.39 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Thank you! Isn’t this book wonderful. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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    May 14, 2011, 01.08 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done!

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    May 14, 2011, 08.19 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    Fabulous dress!

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    May 14, 2011, 06.12 AMby joost52

    I just got this book as a gift, and they seem a bit daunting to me (those patterns) but you did a super job, very inspiring for me to give it a go :)

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      May 14, 2011, 12.29 PMby Timea Schmidt

      The most difficult part was to go back to count in cm. I have been using inches for 14 years and that confused me some times. But that shouldn’t be a problem for you. Other than that the instructions are pretty easy to follow. Good luck:))

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    May 14, 2011, 05.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i am deeply impressed by the dress you made! it is really fantastic. well made, great fit, great fabric and the pattern is to die for! you inspired me to check out this book and i can only thank you for sharing this with us! BRAVO!!!

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      May 14, 2011, 12.22 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Thanks! You have to have this book. She is a genius.And there is Pattern magic I and II. Lot of challenge:))

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    May 14, 2011, 04.38 AMby bevog

    Your dress is fabulous, well done!

    I have this book and have long admired the designs. Your work inspires me to attempt one of the patterns.

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      May 14, 2011, 12.25 PMby Timea Schmidt

      Please give it a try! You will be so happy you did. You definitely cant find this patterns elsewhere.

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    May 14, 2011, 02.47 AMby steampunkginger

    Beautiful work. The fabric looks decadent…

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