Traumatic make this one. Not making a muslin, coupled with me gaining a few cm on my hips and not realising (all thanks to a renewed faith in exercise) meant that when I first sewed this beauty up, it was pretty tight. The fabric being this gorgeous Nani Iro that I’d saved for ages to make something special with, made me have a bit of a meltdown. But thankfully the fabric has some give, and after reducing the seam allowance around the hips to about 1/4″, it worked out. Phew.
This is my first time using a Named pattern. I love their collections, but I find them to a bit too fashionable and hard to incorporate in my wardrobe. However, after seeing sooo many nice versions of the Inari being made up, I decided to give it a try. It’s very simple after all, and people were raving about the very thought out pattern construction. I really like the pattern, but I find the sizing is a little bit on the short and skinny side. I sewed up a size 14 and lengthened the dress by about an inch, and still it’s a bit tight. But other than that, it’s a great fit. Especially love the shoulders and sleeves – it fits like a glove.
This dress is first up in a loong line of summer clothes I’m planning to make for a trip to Costa Rica over New Years. It’s the first time in about 4 years Dan and I are going on a “proper” holiday, and the first time we’re travelling outside Europe together. So incredibly excited. This is me imagining us lapping up the sun on the beach in Puerto Viejo…. This Nani Iro double gauze is so soft and comfortable to wear, I don’t really want to take it off. I bought it from Miss Matatabi but unfortunately it looks like she’s no longer stocking it. I’ve included quite a few detailed shots of the fabric – isn’t it glorious?
The quality of these photo’s is really bad. I only realised after I took them that I’d had my camera on some weird setting. Not a photography pro…
- Inari tee dress pattern: £10
- Nani Iro fabric: ca £30 (incl. shipping and taxes)