Book review: Couture Origami
The author of this book is the designer of the origami dress. I found out about the book release by sheer chance and ordered it based on the sole cover picture:
I don’t regret it one bit. The book includes 22 patterns in a size range 2T-12T. Just like for the origami dress, the designs in this book are rather basic patterns made special with origami details. Ideas can be gathered to embellish garments made from patterns of other sources. The sewing instructions are rather brief, but the tutorials are a bit more detailed. The way of depicting the construction order is identical to the way it’s done in Japanese sewing books. Similar to a mode magazine, the author indicates under “Coups de coeur” where the fabrics and accessories used for the photos in the book are from, with all addresses. Of course, this is most useful if you live in France but most of the shops also have websites worth visiting.
For each designs, the author suggests a variation. It might sound good but most of the time it’s a mere suggestion to revert to the basic pattern without the origami detail. Not really useful IMO: if you got this book, how can it be for anything else than the origami details?
Here are some of the designs included in the book:
As of right now, there are only 7 books left in Lalimaya’s shop so don’t hesitate too long if you’re considering getting it.
Celine Girardeau did not asked me to do this review nor did she offer any remuneration in counterpart.