When I first heard that my friend Chico Hayasaki was going to be doing a fabric line for Kei Fabric, I was very excited. Not only is Chico one of the nicest people in the world, but she is also talented. And Kei? Have you ever touched any Kei Fabric? Yummy stuff.
So I’d been waiting and waiting for her fabric to come out, and finally it did, then Chico offered to send me a piece! Wheee! Not only did she send me a piece but she sent a huge stack! I was overwhelmed and then immobilized by my overwhelmedness. Ha. Then Action Hero Melissa came to the rescue by making this French-sleeved blouse from Machiko Kayaki’s My Favorite Shirt book. It looked so much cuter than I had imagined it would, so I copied her. Heh.
Anyway, it is finally hot enough in Portland that I can actually wear this blouse. The fabric is cotton but feels like buttah. The pattern was very straightforward and came together quickly. The only alteration I made was to eliminate the bust dart, since bust darts are unnecessary in my world.
Please take a look at Chico’s fabric line here. I can’t wait to make another item with it. I already have an idea, so maybe I won’t have to wait for Melissa to make something else.