Hi! This is Nagisa from Ichiroya. Guten Tag! (When I was a college student, I studied German.)
Unfortunately, I do not have any T-shirts funny enough to introduce you, but here are some wonderful items instead.
See the top image!
These are umbrella, fan, one-piece dress and two bags.
Did you notice something? Yes, they have the same pattern! Do you want to know why?
Because... they are made from one Yukata! Yes, one Yukata with sunflower pattern transformed into these original items!
Can you believe it? I'm so sorry but these are not for sale!
These are all handmade by Junko!!!
The bags are for herself and for her daughter, Tsumugi.
Did you recognize the white part? This is made of Hakata obi. This one is summer type and the part gives the summer atmosphere!
She made the embroidered sunflower (the petals are also made by her! )
Uchiwa, fan also was made from yukata fabric!
The cute summer dress for her daughter!
She is a homemaker, mother of a little girl and our coworker. How skillful! Besides, I wonder how can she afford her time to make them. However, she says they are easy to make. Surprisingly, you can make an umbrella comfortably with a kit for handmade umbrella. If you use a bolt, you don't need to unpick a Yukata.
[ Cute! ]
1) Penguin Pattern Cotton Bolt
2) Tsujigahana Pattern Silk Bolt
[ Chic! ]
3) Dots on Curvy Line Pattern Silk Bolt
4) Yatara-Jima Pattern Silk Bolt
[ Exotic! ]
5) Karabana Pattern Silk Bolt
6) Sarasa on Shell Pattern Silk Bolt
[ Unique! ]
7) Logo of Cosmo Oil Co. Pattern Cotton Bolt
8) Vegetable Pattern Silk Bolt
[ Vintage! ]
9) Children Pattern Silk Bolt
10) Kiku Pattern Silk Bolt
Did you find something you want? Oh, here is one more thing I want to introduce you.
This was a Nagoya Obi, but it is pre-tied Obi now. It is also Junko's handmade one. Does this pattern look familiar? She bought it at Ichiroya and remade it. The obi was not lined type, and she added blue cotton fabric to make the obi into pre-tied obi.
She is also active and has endless curiosity. A few weeks ago, she jointed a trial class of Bengara Dyeing with her little child named Tsumugi. (cute name, isn't it?) And she introduced us the experience and their original works. They are also so attractive!
Let's enjoy making your original items, and please show me your favorite one! Someday, I will. Someday...