100% Japanese Cotton - Ophelia Vanilla
This Fabric is sold in units of 50cm (= .5m; ½ m). For example, if you want 2.5m, then enter the quantity ‘5’. As Cloth Edit only receives limited quantities of each fabric, err on the side of caution when ordering. Take into account any additional length etc.
Every effort has been made to present the fabric as accurately as possible. If the precise colour, weight and feel of the fabric is important for your decision, and the photos aren’t giving you enough detail, the best option to eliminate disappointment is to use the Swatch Service. Each Swatch is .50c. See under the 'About' tab for more details.
Ophelia Vanilla is a Japanese 100% light weight 'Uri' cotton. Uri is a Japanese jacquard effect which gives the fabric interesting dimension. The digital print is then applied over the Uri work, giving the fabric depth and vibrancy. The flowers are vanilla and apricot, and the foliage features blue/greys and sage greens. They are moments of plummy pink and yellow throughout. It's divine. The print is directional, and is much wider than most Japanese cottons (144cm).
This cotton is perfect for staying cool in summer, but would be a beautiful shirt or blouse at any time of year. The sections of fabric with no 'jacquard' application are more transparent, but this is detracted by the print and overall effect. You may want to line skirts. For tops you may find that all you need are flesh toned undergarments or a cami.
144cm Wide. See the last image for more details.
For your cloth edit consider: loose tops/blouses/shirts or wrap tops. The fabric is light but holds some shape so consider dresses such as wraps, tunics, and shirt dresses. A full or wrap skirt would also be beautiful.
Here are some indie sewing pattern suggestions:
- Nina Lee - Bloomsbury, Bakerloo, Park Lane, Piccadilly
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Maya, Nexus, Sequence.
- Closet Core Patterns – Kalle, Charlie, Cielo, Elodie
- Folkwear Patterns – Hapi and Haori, Gaza Dress, Japanese Field Clothing, Japanese Kimono, Old Mexico Dress
- In The Folds – Collins Top
- Named Patterns – Helmi shirt or dress, Reeta Shirt Dress
- I AM Patterns – Joy, Jain, Juliette, Lucienne, Cassiopee, Gaia top
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Vera, Coeli
- Pattern Fantastique - Mersis, Calyx, Celestial
- Friday Pattern Company - Wilder Gown, Square Neck Top, Sagebrush Top.
While cotton can generally be machine washed and tumble dried without any problem, this is a lightweight and delicate fabric, so take more care of the cloth/garment, so hand wash or and use a short / delicate cycle and place inside a mesh washing bag. Wash colours separately. The finished garment will last longer and look better if it is shaken out when wet, and placed on a hanger to dry. Tumble drying will shorten the life of the garment, and potentially damage the jacquard effect. Do Not Tumble Dry. To prevent fading, wash inside out and dry in the shade. Cotton needs a warm to hot iron. Conduct a spot test. Cotton is dry cleanable.