Japanese Fabric

Have you seen our Japanese fabric section lately? If you're searching for something a little bit different for a new year garment project, now is definitely the time to take a look.

In addition to the ever-popular, distinctive prints of Nani Iro, we've some beautifully and equally distinct designer printed sateen and lawn with geometric designs and sharp colours, ideal for slinky, modern styles.....

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Double gauze fabric is always a very popular choice in the shop for dress and blouse projects. Widely used for Japanese apparel because of the breathability of the two fine layers, it creates a lovely soft and drapey effect and clothes seem to be cool and light and warm and snug at the same time - impressive! We've recently added a new, double sided polka dot in 5 colourways to our range. Hmmm, what shall we make...?!

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And something very seasonal and very Japanese, these textured woven fabrics - evocative of the Japanese geological landscape, think richly textured layers of limestone interbedded with pebbles and wave-worn shells....

We've a hundred and one ideas for these fabrics; we love the colour and texture and the horizontal patterning - we're planning pencil skirts, prim blouses, tunic dresses...

Watch this space, we'll be posting pics of our creations just as soon as our little fingers can stitch them!

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Words by Ray.