Nani Iro loves Liberty

Nani Iro loves Liberty


Inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime!  And for this make, it was a mixed fabric kids t-shirt by Craftiness Is Not Optional that got my creative juices flowing…


For the front of my mixed fabric t-shirt I used another long time stash occupier, this super soft Nani Iro double knit cotton jersey.  I actually had the whole t-shirt cut out and ready to sew, but I was hesitating and now I know why.  It needed to be paired with some liberty!


And for the first time in my life I used ribbing. Stripy ribbing of course!  There will definitely be more ribbing in my life.


The pattern you ask?  It is of course another Scout.  Are you sick of all my Scouts yet?  I’m still enjoying them, so try and bare with me…


The front is a size 10 with an FBA (as described here).  I wanted a high/low hem so I used my french curve to alter the front hem.  The back is made from liberty.  I used the Grainline’s full back pattern tutorial to add volume.


As the Nani Iro is a double knit, and a little lacking in the draping department, the sleeves were a little sticky-outy (that’s a technical term of course!).  I unpicked the sleeve hems and added a box pleat.  It was fiddly, but well worth the time invested.


Pattern:  Grainline Studio’s Scout Woven Tee
Nani Iro double knit cotton jersey, liberty from Tessuti (a remnant) and ribbing from Crafty Mamas
I completed an FBA (see details here) and used Grainline’s full back pattern tutorial to add volume to the back.  The hem was re-shaped to be slightly high/low and I included box pleats on the hem of each sleeve.
Accessories:  Vintage necklace purchased at an Antique Fair


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