Something new!...I have had this veeeery light weight cotton in my fabric stash for almost a year already. I bought it on etsy, because I loved the various Chinese style paintings on it (view below for a detailed photo). But I always have the same problem with light weight, slightly transparent fabrics. What am I going to do with it?
The idea came while I was sleeping. Yes, sometimes I use to dream of sewing. Have you ever had something like that? Most of the time it is nonesense and I cannot really remember the content. But this time, I woke up and knew I had to get my NaniIro pattern book from the book shelf.
In my opinion, I found the perfect pattern! Poncho smock. Very easy, only 2 pieces pattern. I remember, when I first saw that pattern, I was not very impressed. But now I am so so in love with this, also thinking about how I could perhaps modify it to have longer sleeves for autumn!
Coming back to the blouse...The pattern motif was actually against the straight grain, with fewer illustrations at the top and full motif explosion on the bottom. That is why I decided for a less exciting back.
Look at all the drawings! It has everything I like: parrots, fish, tiger, tea cup...waaaah. And everything combined in one piece of fabric! I am so excited. How about you? Is it overdose?
Have you ever made anything from the Nani Iro Pattern Book? I like their fabrics a lot, but also their patterns (all loose fitting) have something very comfortable. I like the one on the front a lot, too. Remember, I made it two years ago? Time flies girls!!!