– 80 – summer sewing

My sewing mojo is back.

My sewing mojo is back helped enormously by my gorgeous serger that had been hibernating since the move, ahem, almost two years ago.

Whilst I won’t tell you how long it took me to re-thread it or the choice language that was used at various times (for a while I thought I had a needle without hole… I just couldn’t see the damn thing)… OMG how easy it is to use it.

I might have done a happy dance when I finally sew together this Nani Iro top… in 20 minutes…!!!

So, details:  the pattern comes from this book:

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and was meant to look like this:

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but when I tried the pocket they made the top stick out funny and wide at the hips and let’s face it, who needs ‘width’?  Gravity is bad enough… let’s not add width too.

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I’m a UK size ten and not speaking Japanese I added a 1/2 inch of seam allowance.  But then I  cut it all off again because it was way too large.

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Now I love it.

(Bingo flaps covered, bonus)

Loose and soft.  So soft.  Can’t beat Nani Iro double gauze for softness.

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And it doesn’t have the ‘third trimester’ look that a lot of loose tops tend to have.

Result.

 

(I might need to buy more double gauze, this stuff is addictive)