MoriTime opened originally on Etsy and recently expanded into an independent web store. The shop carries fashions in a variety of sizes. Much of the clothing is inspired by Japanese Mori Girl styles.
Q: Can you tell me a little about Mori Time?
When I first stepped into the BJD world, there were not many clothes shops, and I could hardly find the style I liked, so I decided to make clothes for myself.
Q: Why did you choose the name Mori Time for your shop?
A: The shop is called Mori Time because currently it is quite hard to find web-shops with JD clothes in Mori style (There are some in China, but it is hard for our overseas friends to get them). This style has been quite popular in Japan and China for a few years, so I thought “Oh, it is the time to introduce the Mori style to all BJD friends in the world!” so it is called Mori Time, time to share the lovely Mori style!
Q: How long have you been open?
A: Mori Time has been opened for half a year as an Etsy shop, and it has been promoted from Etsy to our own website!
Q: So you are one of the designers? Do you and the other designer both have similar tastes in doll fashions?
A. Both designers share the same love of Mori style, but currently I focus on more Mori style and the other designer is more interested in making cute dresses.
Q:Do you use mostly natural materials for your clothes?
A: Yes I do prefer natural fabric. I like those with softer and lighter color, and especially those with a soft touch.
Q: Have you attended any doll events?
A: I have attended local dolly parties (in China) , I wanted to attended Hong Kong doll party (Actually I think I should) but somehow I am always on traveling in summer. I don’t know if I can go to Dollism at this moment. If I get a positive result, I will announce in twitter and my site.
Q: What makes an outfit “Mori”?
A: I think the most important element of “Mori” is the material used, which makes you feel comfortable when you see it and also when you wear it. Basically it is truly the dressing style I like however, despite the fact that it has been quite common in Japan, it is very rare to find people wearing Mori style in my local community, so I just let my dolls do so!
Q: Do you have a favorite doll size to design for?
A: I enjoyed making clothes for SD13 Boys and SD10 Girls
Q: What are some of the dolls that you own?
A: I have a school A in SD13 Boys size, another school A in SD16 Girl size and a MSD school A.
I also have Mo from DollZone and Beige from Rosen Lied.
Q: Will you be releasing any accessories like hats, handbags, shawls or stockings in the future?
A: I have made hats which come with a dress set, they are fun to make because I didn’t really design before making it, I just let it develop in its way, so every unit is unique and quite surprising ! 🙂
Q:How often do you release limited edition outfits?
A:There is no specific time table, I usually start when I can get some special pretty fabric or get some great inspiration.
Q:Do you have any additional plans for Mori Time for the future?
A: In current stage, all clothes in our site are made to order, sometimes when the queue is too long or there is a long holiday, customers may have to wait for a long time. I feel quite sorry about that, so maybe we will have some popular sets in stock in the future.
Above: Bloomers for White Mori available in sized MSD, SD10 & 13 and SD16, Pinky for MSD.