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Couture Ablaze

This is the final destination of the journey for Summer Ablaze with Reds fabric and it’s overdye process.  A garment inspired by the new Saori clothing book, Fuku no Katachi ni Suri, p. 68. – available here.  I say inspired because there is a little work with modeling on the figure which helps develop a close relationship with how the design will fall and swing, and live on a real person. The fabric is 100% silk and the hand dyeing process all adds up to a very happy garment, I think. The reds are quite rich and reflect the overdyeing with Drimerene Morrocan Red!

For myself, adventures into creating my own clothes with my woven cloth are very rewarding and feel productive. Although I’ve always done this there is something about the immediacy and improvisational approach to Saori weaving and creative, origami style clothing that gives me a new energy at the moment.

It is a mind shift full of possibilities which when added to my experience in fashion and sewing creates a real force for adventure…finally!

All of a sudden fashion sites and catalogues seem full of boring clothes in boring fabrics. Is this for real or is it just me and my looms working better.



12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jill #

    Oh wow, I absolutely love that. I would buy one of those in a heartbeat if it were available in stores.

    November 20, 2012
  2. Cute. I love the red you chose. And … Goodness, you’re in a great shape!!!!

    November 20, 2012
  3. Gerdi #

    Kaz, that looks absolutely gorgeous, what a fantastic cut and it suits you so wonderfully. now I’m going to check page 68 in the book…….

    November 20, 2012
  4. Oh wow, Kaz. That is stunning!

    November 20, 2012
  5. No wonder you’re pleased with yourself – it’s stunning! Just been leafing through the new book and getting excited about the possibilties.

    November 21, 2012
  6. Lovely! I would SO wear this!

    November 22, 2012
  7. Totsie #

    This is fabulous! I have a Saori loom coming to me any day now. I can’t wait to make my own clothes. Thanks for the inspirational blog.

    November 26, 2012
  8. inspiring and gorgeous!
    somehow origami clothes are the way to go.

    November 30, 2012
  9. Red! Not Purple! Very well done. You know that colour really suits you.

    This is a fab outfit and looks fantastic.

    December 8, 2012
  10. what i was thinking of saying is pretty much what everyone else said…

    it’s lovely.

    December 17, 2012
  11. Amazing Kaz! Yes, anything in a fashion house is boring when compared to this! It’s stunning.

    December 23, 2012
  12. Just received the new design book and have page 68 bookmarked! Can’t wait to try this. Your garment is absolutely amazing. Love the color and the story behind it!

    December 24, 2012

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