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.

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!