Friday, March 30, 2012

now I have to make a blouse


Total fabric splurge because I've never sewn with double gauze. Now I totally have to. Oh, my goodness, it's beautiful. You can't not sew with nani IRO. Right? Maybe I'll try to sew up something like this. I would love to make it if I can. Anyone seen a similar pattern?

Also, I've been terrible TERRIBLE about maintaining my blog's inner pages and sidebars. Bad me. I've recently updated my FAQ, which I hope you will find informative and helpful. And if it is not informative or helpful perhaps you will post a question to help things along?

I've also updated the advertising page with current stats and the mmmakers page with some new shops.

I know it seems like I should change out that sidebar Bible verse sometime, but I always find it relevant to me somehow and I need to see it often. Sorry! I should make a fun sidebar widget called "On my mind" like Disney so I can update it with verses or thoughts on a daily basis. In another life I'd be that organized.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, so PRETTY! Looking forward to seeing what you make! Hurry up! ;)

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  2. I JUST BOUGHT THAT EXACT NANI IRO FABRIC. Had it expedited from Japan to take with me for couch pillows. Or just to sit on my shelf and look pretty.

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  3. Grandma G, find me a pattern!

    Robyn. I feel so close to you right now. I will think of your couch pillows every time I wear the blouse. If I ever actually make the blouse. Which fabric? The purplish floral or the blue with spots or the maroon with pink spots? I had a hard time finding any yardage of the older designs, but the floral one was easier to get my hands on.

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  4. I think the one you're calling the purplish floral. I'm hoping it leans enough toward a blackish floral to work and not read purple too loudly. If I ever actually make the pillows.

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  5. Yep, it's pretty dark. You could call it purplish black I guess. Blackberry. Same color as your old Saturn. Ha. You had it expedited from Japan. So yeah, you should probably make the pillows. LOL.

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  6. Ha. Blackberry. Good times. Actually, I just realized I bought my fabric from the same person you did. How freaky is that? It's been a while since that's happened to us, but, still, no big shocker. I've been daydreaming about that fabric since I saw it on wrenhandmade forever ago.

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  7. Hey, that IS weird, even for us! We might have been in her shop around the same time. (squeezing bridge of nose, dramatically holding back tears). I didn't see that fabric until I got to her shop. What got me all foaming around the mouth was a quest to purchase yards of the other prints I bought, but she didn't have much of those. That's when I saw ours.

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  8. I love those! I have a yard of Nani iro double gauze that I'm trying to squeeze a tank top out of, but I like the colour of yours more.

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  9. Did you see this?
    http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/03/blue-waves-top.html
    Sounds like a tutorial coming. She used knit, though. Maybe you could get the basics and change it up a bit.

    And no, I wasn't searching for a pattern for you... just now saw your comment. :) I just saw the top in Rae's Flickr group and thought of you.

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  10. Grandma G, get out of town. Look at that. Thanks! Knit makes a huge difference to me though. Look how impossibly slim she is. Sigh. :-) I'll keep an eye out for her tute if I haven't already stumbled my way through the construction.

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  11. Ohh, the blouse is looking great! I hope you find the pattern and tell what it is...

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  12. Oh my, I've never seen that maker before. So completely different than anything here in the states. Must. Not click. Buy. Button.

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