Learn how to put together your choice of pattern and fabric for customised clothing  

Welcome!  At Hot Off the Press we will keep you up to date with all things ‘Japonica’ and today we are starting with an introduction to our garments, patterns and fabrics.


                                                              Photograph by Shareen and Taryn Nash

 Select from our patterns trims and unique natural fabrics

Japonica Collection creates customised garments for women searching for clothing as individual as they are.  Be part of creating clothing that is truly yours, by selecting from our patterns, trims and unique natural fabrics where Japanese cotton is the focus.  Talk to us online or in person and at your request we will lovingly create your garment or deliver products such as patterns and fabric for you to handcraft the garment of your choice. 

We are based in Gelorup, Western Australia and can arrange workshops on request.  Get creative and let’s enjoy working on your project together!

We create comfortable, slightly fitted garments to suit a variety of women.  Our styles are designed to be timeless and the fabrics chosen for this range are 100% Japanese cotton for its versatility, comfort and durability.   Cotton producers continue to build on environmental awareness and sustainability programs, and this is integral to the responsible production philosophy here at Japonica Collection.  Our goal is to extend our range to include other cotton fabrics for you to choose from.

The fabrics in our range are carefully chosen for their individual designs and sustainable production.  We are a small-scale production label, appealing to customers looking for something to suit their personal style.  Our designs are chosen for their easy to wear qualities and can be styled to suit smart/casual occasions. Effortlessly pair up garments from our range or buy as individual pieces to integrate into your current wardrobe.  Buy from Ready to Wear or from our Patterns to make your own.  The choice is yours!

Ready to Wear gives you the opportunity to choose a style and decide on your own fabric or fabric combinations and finishes.   You also have the option to customise garment lengths.

Patterns  Create your own pants with our cropped pants  pattern.  We have created our first digital pattern for you to download and print on a home printer or take to your local print shop to have it printed on A0 size paper.  This gives you the flexibility to choose the fabric and make your own garment.  By doing this you are reducing the cost and giving yourself the opportunity to fine tune the fit and fulfil that creative need. 

Sewing Kits  Looking for garments that are cut out and ready to sew?  Would you like to order a personalised sewing kit?  Contact us to find out more!  It can be daunting choosing a pattern, finding the fabric, cutting and preparing to sew.  So often people have run out of time and interest once they have navigated the pitfalls of the preparation process and potential garments are left stored away in a cupboard.  If you prefer, we can take the hassle out of cutting and you can request to receive your bundle cut out and ready to start sewing.  Contact us to ask for details on this service.

So, get those machines out and create that garment in a morning!  We plan to expand this range to include a greater design choice.  Watch this space!

Fabric Library

There are so many advantages to sewing and wearing cotton not least of all taking care of our environment.  Subscribe to our newsletter to hear more on these topics. 

Take a look at the fabrics we currently have on offer and select your fabric or a combination for your next sewing project or Ready to Wear garment.


There are six different fabrics, two of which can be used double sided – making eight.

See our fabric library for details.

Whether you are choosing fabric for your Ready to Wear garment or a pattern, we have a small but versatile range for you to work with.  Happy designing!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

All fabrics are imported from Japan,  are 100% cotton and a plain weave.  Keep an eye on this space for new fabrics in the pipeline or contact us if you have any specific requests that we may be able to help you with.

Garments are made using your choice of fabric or fabric combinations.   Fabric photographs are on the website and are shown in a variety of combinations.   Depending on your monitor fabric colours may vary slightly from the photographs.  Not all of our garment designs shown below are up on the website yet.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about these.

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We look forward to hearing about what you would like to create.



Pants and Pants Pattern

Straight wide leg, cropped length, elastic waist with inseam pockets

Feature tab and covered buttons at the side slit

Sizes 6 – 26

Asymmetrical skirt

Elasticated waist with asymertical yoke and front flare feature.

Worn with a matching sleeveless top.

Sizes 6 – 26

Sleeveless top

Six panel princess line top with option to have contrasting panels of your choice.  

Worn here with cropped pants.

Sizes 6 – 26

Indigo tunic with complementary fabrics

Asymmetric design with feature panels, neckline detail and small cap sleeves.

Curved hemline featuring a longer back length

Sizes 6 – 26

Sleeveless topSix panel princess line top with neckline feature

Centre back zip and small side slits

Panels are top stitched

Sizes 6 – 26

Denim shirt

Lightweight denim shirt








Lightweight denim shirt with contrast hem panel and side slits.

Features flared cuff with slits.

Sizes 6 – 26

Photography by Stephen Eaton, Shareen and Tarryn Nash

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