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Tabi are Japanese footwear. They are sort of "shoe mittens" in that they have split toes to permit the wearing of zori, geta, and other footwear that need this access. Mine are 100% linen, with unbleached linen linings and soles, and white linen uppers and ties. There is also a layer of heavy interfacing between the two layers of the sole.
Just finished these recently after refining my pattern over a couple of draft constructions. I started from the pattern in John Marshall's great book, "Make Your Own Japanese Clothes".
2008.10.08 at 12:00am EDT
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