Wanamaker 2009 Spring Fabric Desings

I just got my fabrics from the Japanese ink-jet print factory, Seiren Co., yesterday. You might be surprised that I'm getting the fabric so close to the competition. This is normal for a designer who uses original fabrics. Making these fabrics take a long time. First I hand draw the print designs, then I use my computer to make a repeating pattern for the fabric, next I match the repeating pattern to swatch colors and, finally, I send it to the factory. Making these original fabrics takes almost 2 month. At the same time I'm making the toile using muslin. I'm using ink-jet printed fabric that is environmentally friendly because it uses fewer natural resources and produces less waste. The company, Seiren, did a great job getting me my fabrics quickly for this competition. They were very helpful. 

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