More beautiful fabric from Japan! This is such a lovely and subtle design. A delicate drawing with a bold stripe along one border. Here’s some close-ups including the name from the selvedge, Nani Iro by Naomi Ito.
It’s fairly heavy cotton, like a quilting cotton.
There’s some stunning work on the interwebs using Nani Iro fabric. What about the dress Debbie made for her daughter? beautiful! Would love to check out some Nani Iro fabric in a gauze in real life.
There was only a metre but enough for a sleeveless top. Similar to the Japanese print dress I made for Lynne previously. It has flat felled seams and is finished with self made bias round the neck and arms and purchased bias for the side splits.
I tested pockets, though Lynne preferred the top without. I think she’s right, what do you think?
How lovely is this Nani Iro fabric?
Oh and I’ve added a new page to the little blog – BJ works in progress or what’s on my sewing table. If you’re ever curious have a look, maybe we’re working on the same pattern (or fabric)!
One more thing..anyone else in Aus making paw protectors for koalas burnt in the bushfires? See the story here, the International Fund for Animal Welfare has asked volunteers to make cotton paw protectors to put over bandages of koalas burnt in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and I guess now Western Australia.
A mittens update (13 Jan)! Thousands have been sent from all over the world. The fund now have enough and anyone still interested in assisting is asked for pouches for other animals affected by the fires.