Stripey happiness


My last blog post was titled Stripey sadness and this one is Stripey happiness!


It’s the same fabric, but in a different pattern it feels so much more ‘me’.


To add to the smug feeling, I was able to get this out of the left-over fabric from my dress.  As you can see, it’s a very boxy top, but I only needed a body length as the fabric was a whopping 175cm wide.  Talk about value for money.


The pattern is from Nani Iro’s first book, and it’s one that I’ve sewn three times before (see here, here and here).  I still haven’t added pockets to any of my versions!

Nani Iro 2013 Recipe No. 5

Nani Iro 2013 Recipe No. 5

If you are super keen on this pattern, it’s also available (with different pockets) for free from the Nani Iro website (click on Woman T-shirt) but you’ll have to draft it up yourself from a diagram.

Nani Iro 2013 Recipe No. 5

For this version, I drafted a neckline facing using the instructions in this book.  It’s a great book, I’ll write a review on it shortly.


As this is an oversized top, and there will be no stretching or straining on any of the seams or hems, I just used a regular straight stitch on my machine.  I didn’t break all the rules… I still used a ball point jersey needle!


It’s even a great top for some impromptu basketball!






Pattern:  Pattern D from the original Nani Iro book (free version available on the Nani Iro website… click on Woman T-shirt)
Size:  Small
Fabric:  Striped knit (95% cotton/5% Spandex) from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  Added 2″ (5cm) to the length of the top, narrowed the neck opening at the shoulders, performed a 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, and finished the neckline with a facing.
Accessories:  Beads were a gift… shoes are out of frame!
Location:  Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Daylesford


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