Fabric Suggestions for 111 Nepali Blouse

The 111 Nepali Blouse is one of our June 2018 Patterns of the Month! We suggest this beautiful traditional shirt of the Nepal/Tibet region be made with lightweight fabrics with drape such as rayon, velvet, or silk. Medium-weight cottons or lightweight wools are also appropriate. Traditional colors for this blouse are shades of red, pink, or purple.

PLEASE NOTE: Fabrics used as examples in blog may go out of stock from store.  If link is invalid for specific product, there may be another fabric from the supplier that you can substitute.  These suggestions are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written!

We have a few suggestions for picking your fabric from some of our favorite stores below.

Stone Mountain and Daughter has a large selection of silk noil, and this Eggplant Silk Noil would be gorgeous!

eggplant Silk Noil

Also from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabric, this Double Georgette Hydrangea Print  would make a lovely blouse.  The print is a great size for this!


Michael Levine usually has an amazing selection of silk and rayon velvets , and this burnt orange would be lux!

Also, this Spiced Red Silk Velvet!  

Iridescent Silk Velvet- Spiced Red


Bolt Fabric in Portland, OR has a great selection of cottons.  I love the Kaffe Fassett shot cottons - this apricot especially - but there are dozens of colors to pick from.

Bolt Fabric also has some great prints which would make a beautiful Nepali Blouse, like this Red Floral Lawn.


If you are looking to make a more flow-y Nepali Blouse, Vogue Fabrics has some great rayons, like this Coral Challis.


Also, Harts Fabric has a great selection of rayon prints.  I really like this one!