Drape Drape 3: Review + Giveaway!


Hi, guys!  I have a giveaway for you today– exciting, right?  Laurence King Publishing sent me a copy of their brand new book, Drape Drape 3.  I reviewed and gave away a copy of Drape Drape 2 late last year, and this book is the next in the series.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Drape Drape books, they’re stylish Japanese pattern books translated into English.  The designs aren’t draped, though– there patterns are included in the book.

The instructions are fairly minimal, so these are probably better suited to advanced beginner or intermediate sewists, but the diagrams are really interesting and informative.  Also, fit is pretty forgiving in these designs, and most of them only require two or three pattern pieces– score!

As with Drape Drape 2, the patterns are geared more towards knits, but there are some styles that are suitable for wovens, too.

I love the photographs in these books!  The modern, unusual styles are eye candy for a curious sewist like me!

If you’d like to be entered in the giveaway, let me know in a comment below!  I’ll ship it worldwide.  🙂  Let’s close the giveaway a week from today, Wednesday, April 17th, at 11:59PM EST.

Which of these designs is your favorite?  Have you sewed from any of the Drape Drape books?

103 responses

  1. I’d love to be entered in the giveaway! I’ve only recently started sewing, but I find the designs in the drape drape books so beautiful and wearable and would love to sew some.


  2. I’ve never sewn from a Drape Drape book buy I have read amazing things about them on so many blogs. I would love to have a chance to try sometime.
    I like the look of the ‘wrap’ dress. It looks like a great thing go wear in the summer.
    Thank you for the giveaway,


  3. I really love all these garments – how much I would actually wear them, I don’t know, but they are amazing to look at 🙂 I especially like the lacy white top and the gray dress – so pretty and comfortable! Please add me to the entry list 🙂


  4. I’d love to enter the draw. I own drape drape 2 and have mad several t-shirts for myself and my sister and a skirt. I love the top in the first photo.


  5. I would love to own one of these books. I have read about these books on numerous blogs and would love to own one. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂


  6. I find these books fascinating. Even if it’s a pattern I would never make the photography is just so beautful. You could bascially frame each page.


  7. Awesome giveaway! I was looking at some translated Japanese sewing books, this one among them, and decided to get the “Stylish Dress Book.” I haven’t made one yet, but I have traced one of the patterns and plan on making it in June.
    I do love when sewing bloggers post their creations from the drape drape books. I especially love this one: http://cationdesigns.blogspot.nl/2013/03/march-stashbusting-empress-new-dress.html
    If I won drape drape 3, I’d probably make the one on the cover first.


  8. Nice!
    I have checked out both the previous Drape Drapes from the library then lost steam when I went to trace the patterns. I would love love love to make a pair of those pants. The styling is great in this series. Makes me want to throw out all of our furniture and prance around the house making angular body shapes! Thanks for the giveaway!


  9. I’ve been eyeing these books but haven’t purchased one yet. I like the sundress. That’s cute. But I wouldn’t discount any of those tops. They look really cool. Yay for giveaways! thanks!


  10. I have never tried any of these patterns but would love to! Everything you have pictured would be great for summer. The polka dot dress is especially gorgeous! And the lace number, wow!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!


  11. Oooooh! All of the garments shown actually look wearable! My favourites, though, are the lace top and the dress that follows it.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Sonja!


  12. Ooh, I’d love to be entered! I’ve seen these books reviewed and I’m interested to try the patterns out for myself. I love the first pic, nice and relaxed 🙂


  13. I would love to be entered in the giveaway! I am already obsessing over the polka dot dress design 🙂 I have only been “officially” sewing clothes for the past year, but I have an awesome teacher/mentor that I study with once a week. It is the *highlight* of my week!


  14. I remain intreguied by these books, because I love jersey dresses so much and I like thinking about how complicated twists and pleats work, but usually it looks like most of the garments are just not my style… But that last dress? I want that! The polka dots and the knot halter – love!


  15. I have never had the pleasure of looking through one of these books let alone sewing from them – but would love to! Love the gray dress in all its droopiness – it looks so comfy!


  16. That dress is super cute! I recently finished the drape drape drop waisted dress from book 2. The style is super cute but need to adjust for a tall, large shouldered lass!


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