Translations and Help with Patterns

Translation Requests – 2 nani IRO patterns

March 18, 2013

Translated project #1 – Pocho Smock

I was asked to translated this pattern for a smock (nani IRO 2009 recipe No. 3) sometime end of last year. Finally got around to making one for myself! Before I sew with very precious fabric, I usually make a muslin first just to be sure the size and cutting is right. I made this out of clearance $3/m cotton lawn which was light and airy and perfect for this pattern. So I decide to finish it up properly and actually wear it!

There is supposed to be some embroidered detail down the front opening, but I’ve decided to leave that out. Here’s a close up of the finishing around the collar.

And the sleeves. It’s a loose fitting smock so it’s quite forgiving when it comes to the fit. Love it!

Click image to view.

Project number 2 that was translated is the Apron dress.

This was requested by Jaya recently and unfortunately that is the largest size of the finished picture I could find. It’s basically an apron layered dress. Size 110. This pattern is from the 2006 collection of patterns.

The original pattern link is here

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  • Reply Nadine March 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Soon I will learn how to sew so that I can make lovely things like that. But it seems so complicated, even with the translation. Still, thank you for the translation. Hopefully, one day, I will understand what all that means 🙂

  • Reply Jaya March 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    thanks so much!
    i will post a picture of the project very soon 🙂

  • Reply Ashley March 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Thank you so much for your translations! I am hoping I will get a chance to sew this up soon!

  • Reply Jaya April 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I made it! you can see it here

  • Reply Rebecca Delaney April 23, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I would love help with translation! I bought this book…Handmade Baby Clothes – Japanese Sewing Pattern Book for Lovely Babies – Yoshiko Tsukiori – B283. Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
    Publisher: Bunka Shuppan Kyoku
    Date of Publication: 2006/05
    Have you translated it? I purchased it from Japan Lovely Crafts on Etsy. It is such a sweet book. If you haven’t translated it, do you think you could translate a project from it for me?…or do you do whole books? Let me know. Do you have a list of things you have translated? Thank you so much!

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books April 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Hi Rebecca, I can help you translate a project if you need. I am not a professional translator, so I’m not actually translating whole books. 🙂 you can send me clear photos of the project you need help with and I’ll see what I can do.

  • Reply Karin July 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Where is the pattern for nani IRO pocho smock?? it has been more than year…I would love to make a smock for myself!! Thank you!

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books July 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Hi Karin,
      The link to the Japanese pattern is in the blog post, and for the translated instructions just click on the image to see it in a larger image.

  • Reply rebecca clinch January 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Delighted to have found the Nani Iro 2013 recipe No.5 woman T shirt. I’m happy with all the measurements but I’m stuck with the instructions for the neck line? Are you able to explain it to me? THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED!

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books January 26, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Hi Rebecca,
      You are supposed to make, using the same fabric, a bias tape 76cm long, 4cm wide, folded 1cm inwards on both long edges to make a bias tape that is 2cm wide.
      Then, in step 4 of the instructions, place the right side of the bias tape facing the right side of the t-shirt neckline, sew 1cm from edge of neckline.
      Turn the bias towards the wrong side of the t-shirt, so that the entire bias tape (2cm width) is inside the t-shirt. Sew 0.25cm from the outer edge of the bias tape.
      From the outside of the t-shirt you won’t be able to see the bias tape. Here’s an example of what it should look like
      Hope this helps!

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