It’s nani IRO month, so here’s a nani IRO book review!
The title of the book is
nani IRO の服の本 (book about clothes) 大人服と子供服 (adults and children clothes) 絵と色の布でつくる (made of pictures and color fabrics)
Sizes include S,M,L for adults and 90,100,110 for kids. There are 26 projects in all, including tops, bottoms, dresses, skirts, even aprons and some accessories like bags and pouches. I’m just going to show you a couple of my favorites here.
Most of the projects have very simple and clean silhouettes, a perfect complement to the fabrics which are like works of art.
Matching tunic tees for adult and child.
Poncho style smock
I love this pair of matching dresses. Did you notice the wrist and neck accessories were made out from parts of the fabric?
Simple flare skirt with ribbon tie detail.
I can’t decide if I love the fabric or the dress more! I have to make this one. I don’t know if I will be able to hunt this 2008 fabric down though.
V-neck straight cut dress
Flare dress. Very simple cutting but so cute on a little girl. Only problem is, this pattern uses a lot of fabric! 😛
Very interesting sleeveless dress. The front is an extra layer sewn on. This is a great pattern for crinkly fabric 🙂
Some interesting projects you can do with nani IRO fabrics.
There are also some projects featuring the knits and quilted fabrics.
All the projects in this book were made using the 2008 range. I’m not even sure if it’s possible to buy them anymore, but I’m sure the patterns will still look just as good with the latest range of fabrics!
Size chart for the projects in the book. The table on the left is for kids, and the right table is for adults. The measurements are – height/bust/waist/hip in the left columns.
There are no step by step photos, but a combination of text instructions and diagrams. But as most of the projects are pretty simple, it shouldn’t be difficult to follow.
Example of diagrams. Most of the steps are indicated in the order of make on the main diagram.
Closeup of diagrams.
Pattern paper included
Title : nani IRO の服の本 大人服と子供服 絵と色の布でつくる
Author : Naomi Ito
ISBN : 978-4-579-11183-1