100% Japanese Cotton – Wonderland (Sold in Panels)
Fabric is sold in PANELS. '1' = 1 Panel, which is approx. 76-78cm.
For example: 3 Panels would be approx. 2.28m-2.34m. The panels are left as a continuous piece.
If the precise colour, weight and feel of the fabric is important for your decision, the Swatch Service can eliminate disappointment.
Please note - This is a unique fabric and it is challenging to cut samples given the design. You would only get a small piece of the design ;-). As such a Swatch will be a narrow but longer piece of fabric to give you a better idea of the colours and design. The cost will be $2.00 per swatch. See under the 'About' tab for more details.
Escape to 'Wonderland' amongst the large scale bright blooms of this breath-taking border print. The 'top' is more muted (scroll through the carousel to see), and the flowers less defined, and this changes as you move towards the 'bottom' of the fabric. Like the 'Helena' fabrics the design is made even more interesting with a Dobby jacquard effect, which adds subtle but effective texture. There is an abundance of green, with the most gorgeous floral designs. The fabric is 144cm wide, and the brighter and more distinct flowers stretch up the fabric to the 90cm mark. As such, the remaining 54cm from the 'top' is more subdued, but no less beautiful. There are endless options to create your Wonderland dress. Cut your dress according to the fabric gradient (i.e lighter at the top), or use your seam lines and capture the bold blooms in the bodice. you may decide to cut the sleeves in the more muted portions of the cloth. The repeat is approx. 78cm. The fabric is sold in panels. I would suggest at least 3-4 panels to give you pattern placement options. The last images are taken outdoors, as it was easier to capture the scale of the design, and to indicate the vibrancy of the colours in the sunshine.
This cloth is perfect for staying cool in summer, but would be a beautiful shirt or blouse at any time of year. It is light weight so you may want to line skirts, but depending on the fullness, you may not need to.
144cm Wide. See 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:
- Closet Core Patterns – Kalle, Cielo, Elodie, Charlie, Pauline Dress
- Folkwear Patterns – Mexico Dress (and Top), Hapi and Haori, Japanese Kimono, Gaza Dress.
- Friday Pattern Co. – Adrianna Dress, Hughes Dress, Sagebrush Top, Square Neck, Top Wilder Gown, Davenport.
- Homer + Howells – Cissy, Ingrid.
- In The Folds – Collins Top, Acton Dress.
- I AM Patterns – Cassiopee, Gaia, Jain, Joy, Juliette, Lucienne, Sherazade, Cinderella, Irma
- Named Patterns – Helmi (Tunic or Blouse), Reeta Shirt Dress
- Nina Lee — Bakerloo, Bloomsbury, Kew Dress and Skirt, Park Lane Dress and Blouse
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Nexus, Sequence, Tide, Pinnacle,
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Coeli, Sedavi, Calvari, Cami
- Pattern Fantastique – Mersis, Vali, Calyx, Celestial, Teia Dress
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 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.