What can compare to the joy of seeing/touching/buying beautiful fabric? Probably only the joy of transforming fabric into a garment! From the entire spectrum of possible textures and fibers, my favorite to work with is cotton. Recently, I've been working more and more with knits and I am gradually falling in love with them. But cotton will always remain on the top of my fabric-friends. Don't you also like this easy-to-sew fabric offering zillions of colors and textures?
Within the cotton family, one particular textile house always produces fabrics that I can't help loving: NaniIro. If you've ever touched this fabric you must have fallen for it. No words can describe the gorgeous prints and smooth textures of most of the NaniIro fabrics. Some, though, are cottons blended with linen.
With the temperature rising over +30C and ~75% of humidity, cotton clothes are essentials for the Tokyo summer. During the past two years, I've created a mini NaniIro clothes collection that I wanted to share with you and, who knows, maybe inspire you to give this fabric a try.
|In Seoul attraction park, all soaked with water|
Dress fabric: Fuccra rakuen.
Tote bag fabric: SAAAA, SAAA.
Another NaniIro dress that I made for my boyfriend's niece from another Japanese sewing book.
Dress fabric: Fuwari fuwari.
|Double gauze NaniIro fabric|
This skirt was my first project in ESMOD Tokyo. I used the fabric from the basic collection Fuwari Fuwari.
A friend of mine received this scarf as a birthday present. Made using Japanese fuccra.
For one of my latest projects, Zen dress from Burda, I used this gorgeous double knit fabric called Element Collage.
Currently, I am working with two more NaniIro fabrics: