silk twill

anonymous asked:

Fabrickind, I am going to make a Renji Abarai bankai form. What type of fabric is best for all parts? Thank you.

Hello there!

Is this the correct version?

I would look into the materials traditionally used for a man’s kimono first. Since this is based on an actual garment, the materials traditionally used would be best.  Here is a lengthy list of resources on traditional Japanese clothing. Be sure to have the proper undergarments and wearing methods.

Typically, men’s kimono is matte with little to no sheen, and there is no shen drawn in the image. Some options off the top of my head are silk broadcloth or twill, a lightweight cotton twill or mid weight cotton sateen, or various weaves of linen. These are all materials that are either used for kimono today or have been historically, even if you’ll be cutting fabric from a wider bolt rather than using a kimono bolt.

The headwrap will be a similar type of material, if not a bit lighter in weight.

The white poof on the arm appears to be fur (faux fur) in this image. You may be able to a faux fur long and shaggy enough for the red part near his wrist, as well. If not, feathers would be a good option there, or long strips of ribbon organza with sealed edges as a last resort.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff


Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki).  Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century.  Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), divided diagonally, with plain gold silk on one half and, on the other, a design of linked hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon), chrysanthemums, paulownia, clouds, Chinese deities and a bridge over a river with lotus in blue, green, purple, pink, orange, brown, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a gold twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp or linen with small inscription hand-painted in ink.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

10 Gowns We Want to See at the Oscars

Tune in this Sunday for the real red carpet

The 87th Academy Awards is set to take the stage this weekend and, as usual, we wait with bated breath to see what everyone will be wearing. From full princess gowns to sleek, simple floor length dresses, we’re getting ready to place our bets on who’s making the best dressed list. 

Here are 10 gowns we hope to see on the red carpet below!

Hollywood Glamour

Badgley Mischka Gown - Cowlneck Back Cap Sleeve Sequin

Cutout stretch-wool gown

Embellished tulle gown

Parham crepe gown

Disney Princess

Lace and point d'esprit gown

Off-the-shoulder printed cotton and silk-blend dress

High Fashion

Strapless Bustier Gown

Embellished tulle gown

Embellished belted silk gown

Strapless twill and tulle gown

To see the most beautiful dresses out there right now, head over to our evening dresses shop


The next few photosets will probably be a handful of collections of shots of Dorian armors that I mainly took for reference while working on my crafting mods. Not all of them are suitable for sharing since I do a lot of close-ups of individual outfit parts to examine them and test them for color / texture / pattern / composition / etc, but some, like these, I feel are okay enough to post on their own.

IIRC this one was Silk, Avvar Twill, and Bear or Great Bear Hide.


Finished with this dramatic little darling!

25″ closed waist four layer corset with a waist tape and double boning at the seams. Hand stitched lace border all around the bottom, made of coutil, twill, silk dupioni, and a printed cotton lining. The dramatic shape required a lot of padding out on my mannequin to show it off, and I dearly hope to see this sample on a human someday.