Japanese artist Naomi Ito has designed a luscious line of fabrics using the name Nani Iro. What you see here is a sub straight of 100% cotton called double gauze. Double gauze is just that, two layers of gauze that are intermittently woven together on the loom creating a light, lofty essence to the drape of the fabric.
Gauze is more loosely woven therefore breathes easily. One layer of gauze, however, is not enough for most of us to construct a dress unless we’re interested in creating a scene. The Nani Iro double gauze is the perfect solution for a lightweight garment that has a little bit of hang and movement. It’s super soft and buttery when sewn. You’ll want your world to made from this magic fabric.
In the store we have a great example of a Washi Dress made from double gauze. Many of you have witnessed it when you’ve visited. Of course, I can’t find a photo of it right now but will amend my post once I have one to show you. It’s fabulous. And it’s time to start making some simple clothes. I know what you’re thinking “I’m a quilter. I’m not a garment sewer.”
The truth is, with simple patterns like the Washi Dress or the Staple Dress, you don’t need a lot of experience in garment construction to give it a go and have success. It’s time, yo. It’s time.