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IreneDAdler
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Date: 6/4/13 4:41 PM

I really like this cotton/linen fabric from the Nani Iro 2013 line:

But the English vendor sites that have this fabric call it a "canvas" which made me shy away from ordering it, thinking it wouldn't be very suitable for making a dress.

Then I saw A Dress A Day's new post today:

and I think I remember this fabric being described as a canvas as well.

So my question is, has anyone worked with Nani Iro's cotton/linen canvas fabrics? Are they a good weight for dressmaking or are they more intended for home dec?

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Date: 6/4/13 6:01 PM

They are drapey enough for skirts and dresses. Usually they're suitable if they have the majority of cotton vs linen. Another clue tends to be if they're wider, like 54-59", vs 42-44" wide. And they're opaque so lining them isn't really necessary.

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Date: 6/5/13 10:33 AM

I've used a cotton/linen blend from Nani Iro before, but don't remember it being described as a canvas. I'd say it's definitely suitable for dressmaking, lovely drape but not extremely lihtweight. Here's how my dress turned out (sorry for the silliness, it's the only photo I have that really shows it)

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Date: 6/5/13 2:22 PM

Usually japanese linen mix are medium weight(a little bit thicker than quilt cottons) and drape well for skirts, jackets and simple line dresses.
The dress in the picture though is from Echino and their designs are gourgeous.
Have you checked into Nani iro double gauze? they are sooo soft and breezy.
Anyhow I am sure the folks at superbuzzy can help you. They are super nice and have the cutest japaneses fabrics.

https://www.superbuzzy.com/shop/search/?keywords=Nani%20iro&page=2
https://www.superbuzzy.com/shop/search/?keywords=Echino

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Date: 6/5/13 2:36 PM

Oh, and slightly off-topic: I love your username!

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Date: 6/5/13 3:10 PM

Yep, I got two cuts from the 2013 collection from Superbuzzy and my last finished project used one of them, link in case you're curious AND I have a monga shipment coming in from MissMatatabi with even more double-gauze-goodness, and I bought a yard of the "wata" gauze to try it out, it sounds like it would make a heavenly lounge top.

I think I will get some yardage and try for a sheath dress or maybe slacks.

@anne: Thank you! I was huge into Sherlock Holmes in high school and so picked this name for my online alter-ego Thanks for the picture of your dress, I love it! Also -- Benedict Cumberbatch: hottest detective ever or hottest man ever?
-- Edited on 6/5/13 3:11 PM --

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Date: 6/5/13 4:45 PM

Both! I'm going to London at the end of the month and I'm not-so-secretly hoping to bump into him. It's strange, he's not my type at all, but as soon as I hear him speak and see him move I just go

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Date: 6/5/13 10:41 PM

Thanks for the link super cute. I am going to try the M6551 on the Nani iro waltz.
Looking foward to see the dresses to come.

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