maybe the prettiest fabric

by Dorie on May 28, 2009

nani iro top

A couple months ago I bought myself some of this Nani Iro Fuccra print because I had really loved it for a year, and I thought that if I waited any longer, the fabric wouldn’t be available anymore. I bought enough (just) to make a top, but I had a bit of a time deciding which pattern to use. I wanted flowy and drapey, like the nani iro pattern book cover, but not so flowy and drapey that it didn’t have shape. No tailored button-up shirts. I found the pattern I used on yoshimi the flying squirrel‘s flickr pages, and it seemed just right. It’s Burda 7834, and my first Burda pattern. I think I would have like the nani iro pattern book too, but I didn’t want to order a whole book and then wait for the order and then have it maybe not be quite right. I’d like to see more of what people have done with the patterns in this book. I guess I’ll have to keep my eye on the nani iro flickr group.

A word about double gauze: This was my first time working with double gauze, and I didn’t realize that it was actually two layers of gauze until I cut it. I though double gause was a term for a fancy-thick double weave. Now I know!

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sk May 29, 2009 at 3:05 am

This is gorgeous! I have always wanted to make something with fabric from that line… You did such a nice job!

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amy May 29, 2009 at 9:05 am

that is gorgeous! i love the muted colors in the fabric. very pretty!

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Yana May 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm

beautiful fabric and top, a job well done :)

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Lynn June 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

Very pretty. I like those colors. They look so fresh and summery.

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