I have been to Tokyo’s fabric district many times, but like a trail horse I always go to the same shops. Recently I’ve been feeling brave enough to start sewing garments with fabrics other than cotton or linen, but I have little idea about where or how to start. Sewing bloggers to the rescue!
Photo courtesy of Chie. We are all wearing clothing we made. 🙂
I met Chie of Vivat Veritas, Inna Thewallinna, and Frances of Miss Matatabi (hiding) for a day of shopping and fabric education in Nippori. It was fantastically fun. We showed each other our favorite shops, they answered my questions about synthetic and drapey materials, and we challenged (dared?) each other to make something wearable out of bright prints.
I bought some knit jersey and flamingos wearing high heels from Tomato, the largest and most popular shop in Nippori. We also popped into Zak Zak where everything was 100 yen per meter. We were in and out of a few other shops along the way and ended with lunch at a Persian all-you-can-eat restaurant where the owner tickles customers, insists you eat with your hands and ride his camel.Photo courtesy of Inna. I am frightened.
Thanks for the fabric education and great day, ladies! We’re planning another trip later this summer, so let us know if you’d like to come along!
My favorites are the flamingos and denim looking gray/blue cuts! It was such a great fun meeting up! Thanks for organizing 😉
Thanks for finding those flamingos for me! You have the best eye for beautiful fabrics!
sounds like a wonderful day and the Persian restaurant sounds quite unique!
It was! I’ve never been anyplace else quite like it. 😉
The camel! The lunch was delicious & fun. Let’s do it again!
Looks like fun! Can’t wait to see what you turn your fabric into!
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Oooh, where is the Persian restaurant?!! My husband would love that! A good bribe to come fabric shopping with me 😉
Oh – sounds so good. I haven’t been to Nippor in an age. I just randomly found your blog and I love it. 🙂 I don’t suppose Nippori visits have space for a two year old…errr…and her mother?
Haha! I’m sure there is space enough for all of us fabric lovers! 😉
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