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.
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.
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)
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