Posts Tagged: Kimono fabric

Seeing Spots

My boss (who happens to be my pattern cutting lecturer) recently went to Japan for business trip. When he returned, he told me stories of the amazing things you can find in the flea market especially old Kimono fabrics. That’s

Seeing Spots

My boss (who happens to be my pattern cutting lecturer) recently went to Japan for business trip. When he returned, he told me stories of the amazing things you can find in the flea market especially old Kimono fabrics. That’s

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well

Working with a Constraint!

 What do you do when you don’t have enough fabric for a project or find that your fabric is too narrow (which in my case was a narrow 36 cm wide Kimono fabric). Well, you alter your patterns based on

Working with a Constraint!

 What do you do when you don’t have enough fabric for a project or find that your fabric is too narrow (which in my case was a narrow 36 cm wide Kimono fabric). Well, you alter your patterns based on

French Work Jacket

Introduced in the 19th century, this iconic blue jacket was worn as a means of protecting the worker’s body from the dirt spewing from the factory.  The term “bleu de travail” (working blues) became tightly associated with the work jacket as

French Work Jacket

Introduced in the 19th century, this iconic blue jacket was worn as a means of protecting the worker’s body from the dirt spewing from the factory.  The term “bleu de travail” (working blues) became tightly associated with the work jacket as

Going Japanese!

I have to admit that I am going through my Japanese phase. It all started from a Kimono I bought last year. Now I have 4 hanging on the wall with another one being shipped from Japan as we speak.

Going Japanese!

I have to admit that I am going through my Japanese phase. It all started from a Kimono I bought last year. Now I have 4 hanging on the wall with another one being shipped from Japan as we speak.