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Can anyone name the print?
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Date: 7/6/07 11:13 PM

I want to sew the Kimono Robe from Amy Butler's In Stitches. I love the fabric shown in the book--blue background with bright flowers. Does anyone know the name of this fabric and the manufacturer? I can't locate it among A.B.'s fabrics online. Thanks!

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Date: 7/7/07 8:14 AM

ocotillo,

I'm sorry I don't know about the fabric--but I can try to post this picture for others to help:

AB Robe

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Date: 7/7/07 11:34 AM

I think it looks like a Japanese kimono or yukata robe cotton, and manufacturers such as Hanamomen and Kona Bay often have similar prints. Many quilting shops sell these fabrics, so maybe one of the online quilting sites would be a good place to look.

Or, cut to the chase and email Amy Butler to ask her what she used!

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Date: 7/7/07 1:57 PM

Thanks for posting that link to the picture, Carla. And Mini,
good suggestion--I just emailed AB to ask about the fabric. I'll see what happens.
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Date: 7/8/07 4:30 PM

They won't have exactly the same thing, but if you're interested in kimono fabrics you might try searching for "cotton" on this auction site (the search engine is at the bottom of the page, it's a little hard to read).

I've heard good things but haven't ordered from them myself. They have sort of odd lots of kimono fabrics (new and old), including cottons. Most is sold by the bolt, which is roughly 14" by 10-12 yards. HTH

ETA: Um... I'm thinking you might just want to know which site I'm talking about, huh?

Kimono Flea Market
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Date: 7/8/07 10:18 PM

I thought that I had read somewhere that it was a vintage fabric, but I can't remember where I saw it. You may want to try emailing her and see if she can't help you (or someone from her staff). I wouldn't mind knowing myself, it's a beautiful print.

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Date: 7/10/07 1:16 PM

Amy kindly emailed me yesterday and explained that they made the robe from a sheet that they found at Urban Outfitters two years ago (who would have guessed?). While the same sheet isn't available at UO online now, I'm intrigued now by the idea of buying one of their sheets online to use as fabric, as their sale prices aren't more than it would cost to buy 3 yards of another fabric, and they have some unusual prints that I like.


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Date: 7/10/07 1:28 PM

Beangirl, Thank you for posting that link to the kimono fabric. I didn't see anything that's exactly what I'm looking for, but they have beautiful fabric. I'm looking for something a bit less "traditional kimono," although I'm not sure exactly what at this point.

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Date: 7/11/07 9:59 PM

Try IKEA for interesting bedding fabrics too... and also Garnet Hill online. They're pricey, but sometimes they have fabulous sheet patterns and you can buy flat sheets separately. If you haven't looked there yet, you might also see what Repro Depot Fabrics has right now, they carry Merimekko for instance, and usually have very funky fabrics in "european" prints.

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