These kasuri fabrics only come in kohaba width - the traditional kimono sleeve width of about 35cm. So we have to be creative in how we use it. Here it makes a lovely border to this inset linen panel and the flat piping running around the inside of the border is a nice detail.
The Sakata workshop is always bustling with activity. The Sakatas are constantly trying new ideas and patterns, whether it is opening a boutique in New York or collaborating with designers.
They are a big supplier of clothing, but are happy for us to explore their storeroom for any patterns we can find. They are a great combination of producer and entrepreneur - and are always fun to deal with.