shapeshape

Sewing
Clothing Patterns
to Wear
Multiple Ways
N AT S U N O H I R A I W A

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1. Spiral Scarves
Project photo on pages 2 and 3. Actual size pattern on Side 1 of included insert.

M ATERIAL S
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L AYOUT DIAGR A M
Pattern (Side 1)

(Cut fabric a and b with right sides facing)
Color b

Small scarf (Inner part of circle)
Large scarf (Outer part of circle)
✽ The large scarf pattern is divided into two
pieces on the pattern sheet. Join at marks to
make complete large scarf pattern piece.

Color a
(Wrong Side)
Cut

Cutting Tips
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pattern because of its curved design and use
of sheer fabric.
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neater finish.

Join pieces
for large
scarf
pattern

Short Scarf

Long Scarf
45"
(110 cm)
Seam allowance included 

INSTRUC TIONS: SHORT SCARF

1 Fold edge ⅛" (3 mm) three times and sew.
2 Fold edge ⅛" (3 mm) three times and sew.
3 Sew a and b together with a French Seam.
Sewing Tips
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Color a

3
⅛" (3 mm)
Color b

¼" (5 mm)

2

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INSTRUC TIONS: LONG S CARF
Follow sewing steps 1–3 from short
scarf to complete.

HOW TO WE AR IT
Fold the scarf in half through the width
and wrap around the neck with folded
edge down. Twist the ends to accentuate
the spiral shape.

Color a

⅛" (3 mm)

Color b

¼" (5 mm) 

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Minimalist Style, Multiple Ways

From graphic designer turned fashion designer
Natsuno Hiraiwa comes Shape Shape, an
ingenious collection of signature vests, collars,
blouses, tops, skirts, and shrugs that can all be
worn in a variety of ways. Each of the 19 versatile
garments and accessories can be created by both
beginner and advanced sewists. Designs include

CONTENTS
Introduction
Projects
1. Sleeveless Scarf Blouse
2. Reversible French Sleeve
Blouse
3. Spiral Scarves
4. Flared Wave Skirt
5. Drawstring Low Waist Pants

draping and fastening fabric that was cut from

6. Free-Style Curved Stole

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7. Detachable Pocket

folding fabric origami-like.

Button Down
8. Contrasting Cuff
Button Down
9. Reversible Faux Collar

Including a pattern insert, unique construction

10. Two-Way Stole

technique guidance, and one-of-a-kind garments

11. Asymmetrical Apron Skirt

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12. Folded Shrug

offers everything you need to sew minimally

13. Cascade Skirt
14. Reversible Circle Vest

constructed designs that come with a large

15. Four-Way Tie Scarf

visual impact.

16. Twist and Drape Blouse
17. Two-Way Tote Bag
18. Reversible Wrap Skirt

NATSUNO HIRAIWA is a graphic designer

19. Envelope Messenger Bag

who studied fashion in Paris and currently

Project Instructions

designs a popular clothing line in Japan.

Paperback with pattern insert
7½ × 9½, 112 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-355-6
$24.95, Available January 2012
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