Shepherd's Purse is thought of as a weed in both England and Japan, but this humble plant was nonetheless the inspiration for this pattern. The large scale and light blue ground makes for a very pretty and versatile fabric.
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.