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lottie in nani iro brushed flannel

i got bit by the christine haynes lottie pattern bug earlier this summer. . . whipping up a blouse version in double gauze. it was such a comfortable fit that i decided to make a dress version for autumn winter, using nani iro’s fuwari fuwari print in brushed cotton (it’s like a flannel). the lottie pattern is a simple design, very well suited for displaying asymmetrical, railroaded border prints like the one i chose.  to best show off the print, the cutting layout should be…

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nani iro, charlie tunic + twins!

i had been extolling the virtues of double gauze to my friend A for a while now.  she doesn’t sew, but she’s my partner in crime in digging out cute clothes for kids and hunting down the latest and greatest exquisite pastry shop to open in nyc.  she’s also the proud mother of two adorable fraternal twins! once after i put together the charlie tunic for the kid, i decided to make two more versions for A’s twins out of nani iro’s 2015 mountain view…

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a tale of two bags

despite the dickensian title of this post, the story behind these two bags is rather brief.  it started with the bag in the back (the one with the liberty mirabelle straps).  it came to me in a sort of vision . . . a simple little tote bag with just a touch of liberty (because you know, a little bit of liberty goes a long way!) and i had so much fun making bag 1 in the back, that another idea for a dainty little…

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nani iro toddler pants (free pattern and tutorial)

remember those nani iro pants we made for our favorite rambunctious toddler?   well, the kid liked them so much we decided to make him another pair (albeit in a larger size – the gray version). we also stitched up 2 more pairs for E & M, our favorite set of fraternal twins to wear a few months down the road.   E is quite a bit larger than M, and hence he gets a 86 cm pair while we whipped up an 80 cm…

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nani iro for ‘lil boys

fresh off the sewing machine . . . double knit jersey pants for our favorite ‘lil dumpling . . . stitched out of nani iro’s herring bone painting double knit fabric. and here’s our mini fit model . . . off to the races in his new pants . . . . . . it seems the pants are good for sprawling on the carpet . . . . . . and not too shabby for lounging around to read a book. check back soon…

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