This is possibly the coolest book I've seen in a long time.
Pattern Magic byTomoko Nakamichi is a pattern-making book from Japan. Drawing from from nature, geometric shapes, and from the crazy street style one finds in Tokyo, this book is a beautiful 'how to' guide in sculpting clothes. Take a look, the clothes really are like sculptures or architecture.
There are 3 volumes, the first two only in japanese....but now the third is available in English!! yay!
Some of the pieces are protruding and in your face and others are subtle and delicate...
And it comes with step by step instructions, including diagrams, which are exceedingly helpful in the japanese versions :)
So there you have it, a small tid bit on the crazy and wonderful things that can be done with patterns!