If you have not heard of sashiko before it is a Japanese word describing embroidery frequently used to repair clothes with patches. It is simple running stitches made by hand. Sashiko is usually made with white thread on indigo fabric. I have been contemplating making a dress adorned with sashiko inspired stitching for some time.
I am frequently inspired to complete a project by the prospect of entering a competition, this time it is Dressmaker of the Year being run by the UK Sew magazine . One of the categories is upcycling, another everyday chic. Now is the time to make the dress and submit an entry.
My inspiration to make a dress out of an old curtain, dyed indigo and then hand stitched inspired by sashiko.