100% Japanese Cotton – Hero Orange/Red
This Fabric is sold in units of 50cm (= .5m; ½ m). For example, if you would like 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.
Hero Orange~Red is a breath-taking new addition to the Cloth Edit Japanese Cotton Collection. The background ‘red’ is in the realm of ‘tomato’, and the Sweet Peas consist of a range of yellows, from the more earthy to small bursts of a brighter hue, and the odd petal includes soft pink. The stems and pods are equally interesting, featuring various greens. The base cloth has a Uri Japanese 'jacquard' effect applied to it, and when printed this gives interesting dimension to the design. The print is directional on the CROSSGRAIN. It is a very pleasing 144cm wide.
This cloth 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 the print and overall effect detracts from this. You may want to line skirts. For tops you may find that all you need are flesh toned undergarments or a cami.
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 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.