Finished - an enabled Nani Iro Recipe No 5


This top was definitely a team effort. The fabric, a beautiful graphic rayon, was sourced for me by the lovely Kirsten of Fifty Two Fancies, after I saw hers, and brought all the way from NZ when she visited last year. The pattern was loaned to me by Anna - it's a Nani Iro pattern, available in an out-of-print book, or in a draft-it-yourself-from-a-diagram via this link from the Bombazine ladies version.  So thankyou lovely ladies!


I was exceptionally lazy lucky and had the luxury of tracing off Anna's pattern - the darling had even drafted a neckline facing AND traced full sized pieces. So it was a very quick and easy-peasy little project.


Pretty sure this is the size small, with some added length (as drafted it's fairly short) and a 1cm FSA. The rayon is a little sheer, so I made my facing out of an off-white cotton. I often make facings or bias binding out of pale pink or off-white to prevent it showing through on slightly sheer fabrics - especially stripes.



Being a loose and boxy design it's suitable for either a knit or a drapey woven, like my rayon. Check out Anna's super cute knit version here.



It's obviously a very simple little pattern, but a nice piece when you want the fabric to shine. It's sadly way too cold in Melbourne now to be wearing this, but really I should try layering it over a black merino knit for some extra versatility. Or just make another one in wool, maybe with some cuffs. Or both! ;)



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On an unrelated note I'm giving Disqus comments the flick - it uninstalled itself after my last post, and is too much of a PITA for me to faff around with, so sadly most of the comments for the last year or so have disappeared. C'est la vie!

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  1. Cute!! I was wondering what happened to the comments- I tried to comment on your last post but couldn't figure out where. I thought it was user error on my part. That stinks that you lost all of your comments, though!!

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    1. Thanks Meg! Yeah I'm not very tech savvy either so when basic troubleshooting failed me I lost interest!

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  2. I love this top, the shape is so nice. It would look amazing in a lightweight boiled wool (maybe with some long sleeved striped underneath?) I also loved your pattern/fabric combo from your previous post, it looks lovely! (Like Meg, I thought I was being a muppet and couldn't figure out how to comment...)

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    1. Yes! Great idea! And I was a sad muppet thinking no one liked my shirt until I worked it out #needymuch

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  3. I love your top, the fabric is beautiful and it's really floaty. I'm glad we can comment on your blog again! x Bianca

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  4. You have just planted a 'in wool' seed...

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  5. I really dig the fabric! Those lines! It looks great with this pattern.

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    1. Thanks! It's very cool isn't it, that's why I had to get some, it's unusual to find rayon with graphic modern prints, rather than floral or tribal...

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  6. I wondered what happened to commenting. Lovely, boxy, funky top. Ticks all the boxes.

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  7. Ah, I love it! I think it would be super cute in a merino, especially short sleeved as a transitional piece.

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    1. Thanks Saki, it's rocketing to the top of my list, we are having a very cold Autumn!

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  8. Perfect drape! looks lovely on you! commenting systems are gonna turn my hair grey ... arghhhh

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  9. Your top is gorgeous, the pattern is really lovely, as is the fabric.

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  10. Oh no! I'm so sorry you lost all your comments, I'd be devastated if it were me because I value everyone's lovely comments very highly. But such a pretty top! and yes to a wool one. I think I want one too. On another note, I've wracked my brains trying to work out what a FSA is to no avail...

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    1. Ditto on not knowing what a FSA is!

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    2. Forward shoulder adjustment! Thanks Carolyn - I was very sad but I'm just not tech savvy enough to work it out! Mmm wool!

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