A loose fitting, straight sided blouse, I call this design 'hitoe,' which means unlined. This versatile top can be worn on its own, like a blouse, or over something else like a light weight jacket. It is sewn from a gorgeous Japanese kimono silk covered with tiny 'ume' or cherry blossom flowers. Subtle tan branches covered with little black blossoms with dots of red in their centers. The collar can be worn open or closed. When open, a white silk woven with a stream design is visible. The sleeves are a contrasting black with scattered white specks. They can be rolled up to reveal the same silk as the collar. 5 buttons line the front.
Garment measures 44 inches bust, 46 inches hips, length at center back 23 inches. Size medium. [Approximate industry size 14-16.]
All pieces are hand made one at a time in my Portland, Oregon studio. The fabrics are vintage Japanese silks. The very special fabrics used in this 'hitoe' were woven and stenciled by Japanese artisans. Although they had been intended to be sewn into kimonos, the bolts had been in storage.
Each piece I make is unique, most are one of a kind. I ship USPS priority at the beginning of the week.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund. Please make sure your item is returned new and unused. Shipping costs will not be refunded.