4.27.2009

Japanese Fabric


I have this thing for japanese fabric right now. My husband served a mission for our church in Japan so I've told him that if he ever takes me there someday I am going to bring an extra suitcase just for fabric. I don't need any other souvenirs. I just bought 3 yards of this gorgeous japanese cotton/linen blend with my birthday money. I am in love with it. I want to make a summer dress with it. Something that I can wear to a picnic, or the grocery store. Something that I can wear with sunglasses and flip flops or wedges. Something that I can wear and feel like I just walked out of an Anthropologie catalog.
I am thinking about this pattern. Maybe just add a little cap sleeve. What do you think? Any other ideas?

7 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that...and I love that fabric shop! What beautiful things...

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  2. Oh, I LOVE that Vogue pattern. I say, YES!
    Great fabric too.

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  3. LOVE the pattern.
    LOVE the fabric! Ü

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  4. Another similar pattern from Vogue that already has the cap sleeve is V1086. It does have a wrap belt, but that could easily be attached or just go without it. Either way, you can't go wrong. Can't wait to see it done.

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  6. I told Jon I needed to learn Japanese so I could sew japanese patterns. http://www.kokka.co.jp/so-ing/sewing/index.html is a Japanese designer that I really love. Explore the site (some things are in english, others are not) and there are some free patterns on there as well. I really want the new Nani Iro book but I'm still gathering courage!

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  7. Im living over in Okinawa right now and I LOVE being able to find scuh cute and interesting fabrics here.

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