My left over pieces of kimono silk are too beautiful, too amazing, too gorgeous to throw out.
Especially the bits and pieces of meisen silk. Meisen, a fabric that is woven, printed with a design, then unwoven, and then, rewoven again.
When it is rewoven, the threads do not line up back to the way they were. The printed design looks soft and out of focus.
My scraps and leftover bits pile up until I have enough for a new project. This time it was a full skirt with a matching jacket. It’s is all meisen, mostly in black and white with bits of red and, for a little extra, navy blue.
A detail shot. It’s not an out of focus photo, it’s the fabric.
I build my full skirts in sections, piecing each panel, one at a time, until I have 16.
Here they are, laid out on my floor, ready to be sewn together. There’s not enough room to lay it out into a full circle, so I spread it out into a giant ‘U’ shape and remember that the two sides will be next to each other in the final version.
A close up of the jacket. They wasn’t quite enough of the ‘dotted’ fabric, so I added in the stripe, sort of like a peplum.
This skirt and jacket, lots of scarves, other jackets and tops are listed in my web-shop.
Check them out here.