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Black and Pink Waves Hitoe


A loose fitting, straight sided blouse, I call this design 'hitoe,' which means unlined. This versatile top can be worn on its own, like a blouse, or over something else like a light weight jacket. It is sewn from a beautiful Japanese kimono silk with a stylized ocean wave design. The open collar shows a blush colored silk with maple leaves. The sleeves, sewn from a contrasting black silk, can be rolled up to reveal the same blush kimono silk. For extra pop, the back is from another kimono silk, a black and white stripe. 5 glass buttons line the front.

Garment measures 45 inches bust, 47 inches hips, length at center back 23 inches. [Approximate industry size 14-16.]


All pieces are hand made one at a time in my Portland, Oregon studio. Fabrics are vintage Japanese silks. The very special fabrics used in this 'hitoe' were woven and stenciled by Japanese artisans and sewn into kimonos. I removed the hand stitching, washed and prepared the fabric and sewed them into my 'hitoe' design.

Each piece I make is unique, most are one of a kind. I ship USPS priority at the beginning of the week.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund. Please make sure your item is returned new and unused. Shipping costs will not be refunded.