Sunday, 15 July 2012

Nani Iro & Simplicity 6022

Whilst visiting my mum on Friday I got a preview of a dress she is making, Simplicity 6022. I love the simple Japanese feel of the pattern so rushed out to buy one for myself. I decided to use my Nani Iro peaceful cooing in grey and set to work making this tunic. It was really quick and simple to sew (4 hours in total) and the double gauze was very easy to work with.

I would thoroughly recommend this pattern, the shoulder pleats are a great feature and the fit is perfect. I made some alterations, leaving out the elastic on the back and sleeves and shortening the length, but I think it would look great with the elastic too.

You can currently find Nani Iro peaceful cooing in blue at Staystitching.com





10 comments:

  1. This looks lovely and like you, I love the pleat details. The Nani Iro is really complimentary to this pattern - can't believe you made it in 4 hours!!! S x

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    1. I realised there was really no need to cut the back as two pieces with a button at the top as the neck is plenty wide enough to pull over. So I cut the back piece on the fold, saving me the time of sewing and finishing the back seam. The sleeves were very easy to fit and the neck was breeze too. I must be finally getting faster at this! Yay x

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  2. Wow, that fabric really is a perfect match for the pattern. It looks great on you, and with those tight pants. Great look!

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    1. Thank you, its my favourite look :) xx

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  3. Love the fabric, really pretty!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thanks Victoria, its so floaty and light. Perfect for the "summer" x

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  4. It looks beautiful. I love the setting too! A fantastic pattern.

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    1. Have you worked out where I am in pics? xx

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  5. This is a fantastic choice of fabric. The print placement is just perfect. Well done! You must wear it for the next sewing meeting :) xx

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    1. Thanks Sonia I look forward to the next meeting, my Mum, Janette (commented above) would love to come along too if she is able to get back from work in time. xx

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