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Retro Japanese Fabric Aprons

Retro Japanese Fabric Aprons

I have kept these beautiful Japanese retro fabrics for many years and they have been one of my favourite collections.
I’ve always wanted to make an apron for my team members and never really had a chance to do it.
For the end of year gifts, I decided to make aprons for them.
They have many pockets to keep pencils, measuring tape, snip scissors, and a few other things... the perfect utility apron.
In our busy everyday work, it's easy to lose those things all the time and...


Forest Nymph

Forest Nymph

A forest nymph, entwined in layers of dusty smoke and fire emerges from the shadows, drifting into town - but she forgot her shoes. An ethereal fable in the afternoon hours of sun down.


Stitched by Hand

Stitched by Hand

Hand stitching on a Kimono 

I remember my grandma used to make kimonos for my sister and I.
They were all made by hand.
She sits on tatami floor with a small shoulder bend and slowly slowly stitches the kimono materials together.
It looks like she was treating the kimono very carefully much like holding a child.
Each stitch was so perfectly sewn and I clearly remember the routine of her hand stitches. It took forever.


Those kimonos were made for special occasions.
All...


Summer Black

Summer Black

Summer Black

BLACK has many meanings. It is elegant, mysterious, futuristics and infinite. It is a protective colour in Japan.

Some say it is associated with death and aggression but I guess it is a cultural thing and changes depending on where you are and who you are with.
BLACK is often considered too warm a colour in summer, but I think it is a cool colour for any season and I wear it for any reason.
Do you wear black in Summer?


My Young Team Members!

My Young Team Members!

My Young Team Members!

Recently we have invited some young team members into the dogstar fold!
As much as I love my current experienced team members I love these young ones too.

We made aprons, from Japanese vintage fabric, I have kept these fabrics for more than 10 years!!
Don't they look great on it?
These aprons are protecting their clothes from our cutting table.
They have so much passion and energy!
Some of their ideas may seem crazy but that makes dogstar exciting.
I love working with them...