Nani Iro and Double Gauze

There has been a lot of talk about double gauze lately, thanks in part to Heather Ross' new Far Far Away fabric collection in double gauze. Japanese designer Nani Iro has released fabric collections in double gauze for years and her Spring 2009 fabrics should be arriving to online fabric shops any day now (Matatabi has 2 designs in stock as of this post).

Superbuzzy has written the definitive post on what double gauze is: Fabric 101: What is double gauze?

Let's look at ways others have been using double gauze:

Women's Clothing:
According to the Superbuzzy post, double gauze is embraced as an ideal summer weight fabric.

::Above left:: Pam of Flint Knits made this Simplicity 4077 pattern with Nani Iro double gauze.
::Above right:: Nani Iro fabric as seen on the streets of Tokyo by Jennifer of Moving Hands

::Above left:: Tunique Japonaise from Charotte Carotte's flickr photo stream, shirt pattern is from a Japanese craft book (click over to her flickr stream for ISBN #)
::Above right:: Michelle from Green Kitchen models her shirt, Simplicity #5197 made with Nani Iro fabrics.

Children's clothing:
Jennifer from Moving Hands has made many beautiful clothes for her children from Nani Iro double gauze fabrics. Take a look:

All photos courtesy of Jennifer of Moving Hands
::Photo on left:: Vintage McCalls 2434
::Photo in middle:: Pattern from Japanese craft book "Basics for Girls"
::Photo on right:: Simplicity 4206

Double gauze makes for very soft quilts. Ashley from Film in the Fridge is in the process of piecing a quilt with Far Far Away double gauze, read about her experience here: quilting with Heather Ross' Far Far Away

::Photo on left:: Kimono Quilt by Hilary of Wee Wonderfuls
::Photo on right:: Quilt for baby nephew by Kelly of Superbuzzy

Find free patterns on Nani Iro's web site. Instructions are in Japanese but many of you may have no trouble just following the diagrams. Here is a sampling of the 26 projects available from this year's release alone: