Monday, 16 August 2010

The Most Peculiar Solid White Fabric I Love!


Now that I no longer buy ready made, woven cotton clothing for my girls (I still buy t-shirts and leggings for them coz I'm not sewing using knit fabric, yet), hubby asked me to sew some solid colored basics for them to wear with skirts and leggings or jeans. 

So I made this simple peasant top for little miss Hanan from this very unique plain white cotton I found in Nagoya. It is, well, not plain at all to me! The fabric is very light weight and airy and there are ruffles and pin tucks sewn all over it in diagonals. I just LOVE it! See for yourself, what do you think? Have you encountered this kind of fabric before?




The fabric is very thin and dreamy to work with, not difficult to handle even with all those ruffles and tucks.I could not remember the price, but there are a few varieties of this fabric in the store. I have one more with not just ruffles but also strips of lace on it. Am gonna sew one for Aisha soon and let you know. 

Till then, have a wonderful week ahead! :)

18 comments:

  1. Oooooo. Wouldn't I love to get my hands on some white fabric like that!

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  2. That is beautiful! Makes me wish that I had a little girl!
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  3. waaa... sgt cantik.... beli kat nagoya ye?? nak cari jugak.. i never seen w/pun tiap2 mggu pi nagoya tu... kat area mane erk?? hhehe...

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  4. This is a cute top! I saw that fabric this spring. You should give knits a try. They really aren't that hard. Just use ball-point needles and use your walking foot for the hems. Most leggings are just one pattern piece. Ottobre has a lot of knit patterns to get you started. Plus Ottobre gives you good techniques for binding that makes things easier.

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  5. B - oh I hope you'd find this type of fabric B its so unique!

    The Domestic Groove - thank you :) Perhaps one day ya? A little girl for you to sew for, she's a lucky girl! :)

    SyahNur - cantik kan? unik sangat! masa mula2 beli dulu I tak sure nak jait apa...I think cantik as a dress too :) Bolt dia besar, bidang 54 inci ni, kalau tak silap dekat ngan bolts linen etc. :)

    Tonya - thanks for the tips Tonya! The only problem is the local stores here don't sell knit fabric. I have to buy online which of course will cost a bomb! oh well, perhaps one day a yard or two :)

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  6. Zura, cantik sangat top ni! mcm store-bought punya yg harga mahal2 tu :)

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  7. OH my goodness. So beautiful! I have been LOOKING for fabric like this! Not exactly but the basic concept. I found some at a local Hancocks but I just went back to get it and it was gone. You are so fortunate to have found it! And you did a great job with it.

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  8. such a pretty top. will go to nagoya too... my doter will be very happy.

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  10. I love the fabric..where did you get it? Of course the fabric won't look nice if it weren't for your sewing too!

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  11. Hi! That really looks lovely! I've been wanting to sew a top just like that pattern. What pattern is it? Where did you find it? Thanks! :)

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  12. aaahhh Zura, definitely a trip to Nagoya, that is so lawa, tak nampak pula hari tu. Nagoya do have interesting Fab's at amazing prices kan? I love their linen so cheap and soft pula tu, ni kalau buat floaty summer dress mmg cun , thanks babe.

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  13. Thank you all for such lovely comments! I hope you'd find this gorgeous fabric one day, it is a must in any sewer's stash. :)

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  14. salam perkenalan
    harap sudi jadi kawan saya ya.saya follow awak ya dan cantik la baju tu.

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  15. nagoya jepun ker? maner tu?

    my mom is visiting me in november, what do you think i should ask her to get for me (sewing wise) from msia? i dont know ler b/c that time i not sewing yet. thoughts?

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  16. Aida - its Nagoya Textile stores kat KL ni hehe...well, local fabrics are cheaper can try and get your mum to find them, Kamdar and Nagoya the best :) Japanese sewing tools pun ok gak can get from quilting shops such as Craftworld PJ

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