I’ve had these amazing Japanese fabrics for a few of months now, and I finally did something with them! They were gifted to me by my cousin-in-law, Ryan, and his wife, Alexandra, who lived in Japan for a number of years due to Ryan’s station in the Navy. I had about a Fat Quarter of each one, so I didn’t have any room for error; consequently, I furiously debated with myself as to what I should make out of them. I finally got inspired and made this sort-of reversible faux obi, or “Fauxbi,” as I like to call it. It’s my first time making such an accessory, and I think it turned out pretty well. I think it adds a bit of flare and personality to a solid-color ensemble, in lieu of a traditional belt. There is still more fabric in the goody bag they gave me, and I can’t wait to get started on those!