Have you heard? It's nani IRO month over at Miss Matatabi's. I kind of wish it was nani IRO year! If only I could sew with this amazing Japanese fabric for every project- ohhhh dreamy! I am super and honoured to be part of the blog tour and I had the privilege of choosing some fabric in exchange for this post. How could I refuse such an amazing opportunity, some of my favourite items were made with nani IRO you can see the sweetest tunic here and remember my Project Run & Play hi-lo tunic, see it here! This time I knew I wanted to make myself something and couldn't resist doing a mother-daughter outfit!
I made myself a dress with the loveliest Kokka nani Iro Water Window wata double gauze. I just love the oversize checker board print, it looks as though it was hand painted. I was pleasantly surprised how little it got wrinkled after a days wear. I shortened the dress a little too much, I guess I have enough now to make MissE an exact copy of my dress as per her request! However, it is perfect for wearing with skinny jeans and will be great for all seasons. I finished the hem with some floral nani IRO bias tape which I bought a while back at Miss Matatabi's- oh so sweet.
I also made a bag. I LOVE my bag. It is oversized but light weight. It can carry sooo much, perfect for travelling with kids or going to the beach.
I used some Kokka nani IRO Pierre Pocho Canvas. How awesome are those polka dots? It's a lovely cotton and linen blend, just perfect for so many applications. I used a vintage leather belt I had for the straps and added a magnetic snap for easy access.
Here we are testing the bag out!
I used the same Canvas to make MissE's romper.
I love the simplicity of this pattern. The open back is super cute. I might sew the straps to back so MissE can put it on and off as she desires. She thought it was funny her dress was actually shorts! She was even more excited her romper matched by bag. The fabric was a perfect choice for this pattern, i was worried it would be too thick or stiff but it turned out perfectly.
The dress is from the Simple Chic Japanese Pattern book. The Bag from this Umami Japanese bag pattern book. The romper from my favorite author Ennana. Just click on the photos to shop ( the first 2 are affiliated links).
The amazing fabric is available at Miss Matatabi's Etsy Shop- her international rates are awesome, her service impeccable and selection to die for, I have ordered from there a couple of times and will keep on shopping there. Check out the double gauze here and the Pocho Canvas here, note there might be some variations in color also if the item is sold out it will most probably be back in stock real quick.
The best part of making a mother-daughter outfit, is that I get some fun photos with my daughter. I need to work on a mother-son outfit next! I really need to thank my husband for these awesome shots.
Shoes hers & mine: Zara
Cat bag: Muchacha ( special Milk Magazine Anniversary Edition)
Now you are going to want to check out what everyone else is up to this month and if you are sewing with some nani IRO don't forget to tag your photos with #ilovenaniiro so we can all follow along. Thank you Frances for inviting me to the tour.