Added Feb 6, 2014
Here’s the first 1950’s kimono sleeve, full circle skirt dress made from cotton lawn (the predecessor of the Catcher in the Snow made of wool).
The pattern printed on fabric is called seigaiha (青海波), which means ‘sea weaves’ (on the ancient Chinese maps it was a way to graphically mark the seas). Additionally there are ducks here and the colours are cheerful and bright, a perfect fabric for a sunny Summer day (they will come eventually, yes?…). The kimono sleeves are the most comfortable shape I’ve ever sewn and the full circle skirt was much easier to make than I expected. The front has press-studs and the small black buttons are just for decoration.
More details on my blog.
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