Added May 10, 2012
Aizenkobo is the name of the indigo dyer’s workshop where I bought the fabric for this dress. It is located in Kyoto in Japan, and Mr. Utsuki, the owner and only dyer there, makes the most wonderful patterns onto his fabrics, in a very time consuming process with a lot of handwork.
Making a dress with the fabric I finally chose was a bit of a challenge, though. I wanted a design that goes well with the diagonal stripes, and as this is a traditional kimono fabric, it is only 39 cm (about 13") wide. In the end, drafted a pattern myself for the bodice. The skirt is a rectangle made of four widths of the fabric. But I am quite pleased with the outcome. And according to Mr. Utsuki the indigo keeps mosquitos away in summer, so I think it was a good idea to make a summer dress of the fabric!
You can read the whole story with more photos on my blog: http://marieinthecave.blogspot.com/2012/05/aizenkobo-workshop-and-dress.html
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