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nani IRO pocho smock – completed

March 22, 2013

So I finally decided to use this fabric from the 2012 collection – Peaceful cooing Madobe It was such a big thing to me because this is the first time I’ve actually cut into a piece of nani IRO fabric! So I have to blog about it. 🙂 Just a couple of pictures as I’m still trying to finish up the sewing video for next week as well as one more post about nani IRO fabrics.



Close up of neckline

I have even decided on the perfect pair of jeans that will go with this top! (Jeans are from Uniqlo)

Did you notice that the patterns run differently on the front and back? It was because the pattern was too wide and I didn’t have enough fabric since  I bought 1.5m only without knowing what I was going to make with it. So I had to cut the front straight grain and the back cross grain. Turned out pretty good! 😛

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  • Reply Norah Ho March 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    The way the fabric runs differently makes the top more special. Like it that way! Nice work you’ve done. 😀

  • Reply Teresa March 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Turned out really great! Very very clever use of the fabric – I love how the pattern ended up laying out on the garment. This is just so pretty – thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Reply Ashley March 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

    It’s amazing how such a simple design can look so gorgeous with a beautiful fabric! I love it and I didn’t think twice about the pattern running in different directions. 🙂

  • Reply sherry March 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I actually think it looks better with the different directions of the fabric. i would love to see a picture of this top while you are wearing it. it is so pretty.

  • Reply Tara March 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So cute! I’d love to see how it looks on you as I know many Japanese garments have an oversized loose style to them. And I love that the pattern runs in different directions – very unique!

  • Reply Tuia March 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Very cute! Excellent choice for the fabric.

  • Reply Fay Roberts March 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I LOVE this top and it looks gorgeous in this fabric. I know that you’ve done a pattern translation for it but I’m such a sewing novice I need more help than that. Can I nominate it as one for a tutorial??? Please!!!

  • Reply EmSewCrazy March 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    It’s lovely! I really like the difference in the back and front. It’s nice to see a piece of this lovely fabric used. Sometimes I have a hard time envisioning how it would look made up. This is beautiful.

  • Reply Leah March 23, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I thought you’d done the two different directions as a deliberate artistic decision and was very impressed by what a good idea it was!

  • Reply Mie @ sewing like mad March 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! I did not even notice the pattern being different on the front and back!
    I have found you via the blog You and Mie and have just ordered my two first Japanese sewing pattern books. So excited and even more after seeing your tunic!

  • Reply longredthread March 31, 2013 at 4:08 am

    This top is very pretty 🙂 I just love this fabric with a subtle print. Greetings from Poland 🙂

  • Reply Pommerance April 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Lovely piece. Where can I get the pattern?

    Greetings from Germany

  • Reply Erin May 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    It’s so beautiful! Thanks for translating the pattern.

    • Reply Erin May 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      That was me, oops apologies, I posted the comment before I typed in my website.

  • Reply Erin May 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Sorry I did that twice! I’m not very good at using my iPad 🙁

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