Fabric Friday #7: Double Gauze



Happy #FabricFriday friends! Got any good plans for the weekend ahead? Mine started yesterday with a lovely wedding accompanied by glorious weather!

On the fabric front today I'm sharing my surprisingly big collection of double gauze. I say 'surprisingly big' because double gauze ain't cheap, but I've acquired it over time thanks to various sales and discount codes.

In case you don't already know, double gauze is two layers of gauze woven together. It comes in the coolest colours/prints and is the softest, snuggliest fabric ever. One of my favourite places to shop for double gauze is Miss Matatabi, but the postal charges from Japan can be pretty steep. UK shops with a decent selection include The Eternal Maker, The Village Haberdashery and M is for Make.


Due to the pricey nature of double gauze, most of my pieces are 1.5 metres or less...ideal for tops and blouses. All these years later, I'm still adamant that I'm going to copy Handmade Jane's Alma Blouse, and I also have the Datura Blouse, the Afternoon Blouse and the Scout Tee in mind.

What breezy top and blouse patterns would you recommend please?

14 comments:

  1. beautiful fabrics! I love the dark one with polka dots. Do you have the name and or designer? I used Nani Iro Double Gauze for a Danielle dress (burdastyle). Sorry I don't have a blouse for your question.

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    1. No problem Rachel! The dark one with polka dots is also nani iro, but I think it was from a couple of years ago...can't remember the name I'm afraid :o(

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  2. Miss Matatabi has some really beautiful fabrics. I love double gauze but am yet to make anything from it. It did have a skirt made out of it years ago and it is lovely for the Summer. Xx

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    1. Yes, she really does...such a temping shop!

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  3. Simplicity 4647 called and told me that it wants to be my double gauze blouse. I don't have that particular pattern, but I think similar styled vintage would work. Just enough drape and just enough body. Or the Datura with extended shoulders for a bit of a cover there

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    1. Oh yes, that would be a fabulous pairing!

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  4. I love the white one with the blue flowers, beautiful! How about making an Aster by Colette, or a Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline? Thanks for sharing the great fabric shops too. Love finding new places to fabric shop.

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    1. Oooh, an Aster could be an interesting choice!

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  5. OMG, you have hippos on orange fabric - I LOVE it!

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    1. Yep...it's pretty fabulous :o)

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  6. I am currently having a love affair with double gauze, and definitely want to sew with it more. I recently made the Emmeline Tee (by The Little Tailoress) in the exact same Ellen Baker Framework teal/green fabric that you have (not yet blogged, but it is on my IG feed - @grosgraingreen), and it is absolutely my new favourite top, so I definitely recommend that pattern., I think that Scouts would be good too.

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    1. Oooh, thanks for the recommendation :o) Sounds/looks like a lovely little pattern!

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  7. You have SO MUCH fabric! I bought some lovely double gauze in NYC and I'm not sure what to make either...

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    1. I know...I'm a hoarded and it's bad!

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