Big in Japan

by Erin on January 5, 2012

Fabric is, don't you know:

That's the Japanese Liberty print I bought in Tokyo, oh, lo these many weeks ago. (If you hadn't noticed, I got a bit behind on blogging there before Christmas … sorry about that.) I bought it at the same place I went to back in 2008 — so glad it was still there! 

It took me a while to choose this — I really wanted something dark, but of course all the spring prints were calling to me. I should have taken pictures of the runners-up, but they were mostly dark ditsy florals. This one has a little more heft to it, and the olive color is just gorgeous. Here, have a closer look: 

 

Not quite sure what this will be yet, but Vogue 8728 is a strong contender … 

 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee January 5, 2012 at 6:49 am

Positively gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what it becomes.

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Velosewer January 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

That could work well especially with the gathers.

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Thread Ov Metal January 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

This fabric would look amazing in that Vogue pattern!

I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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Michelle Lee January 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

How wonderful that you got to go back to Tokyo! That street is a fabric lovers dream, I went on sensory overload with all the fabric stores there. What struck me was odd was the lack of sewing patterns in Japanese, or English in their sewing stores.

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Lynn January 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

Oooooo! I love it!

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Mimi January 12, 2012 at 3:57 am

Oddly enough, I was in a HUGE New York City fabric store a few days ago… and maybe I shouldn’t tell you this… that same Liberty print is there! I recognized it immediately, after seeing this post. Has a wonderful, soft hand. Just lovely.

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Erin January 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

Ooh, that makes me happy! Because now if I cut into this and need a half yard more I just have to make it to NYC, not Tokyo. :-)

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