Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Nani Iro blouse

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I bet you all know Nani Iro. If you don't, definitely check out their website, because their fabrics are not only beautiful in colors and prints, but also the softest you have ever felt. They even get softer with every wash, isn't that amazing?

I have several Nani Iro double gauze fabrics in my stash (hadn't used any of them up to now, though. Way too precious to use!)

For this blouse I combined one of their linens (Bed Grass cozy white) with a double gauze (Ori Some blue). Although the linen is less soft than the double gauze, it is so finely woven that I immediately loved it. The blue border that I used for the bottom of my top was printed at both selvages, the white part in between has fine black lines and tiny white flowers printed on it.

The pattern is blouse 129 from Burda 4/2015. It is a very simple model with only three pattern pieces: a front piece, a back piece, and a sleeve insert. 

Both fabrics were ordered online at Julija's shop, a Belgian webshop and brick-and-mortar store with a large selection of Nani Iro and Liberty fabrics. If you happen to be in Antwerp once, it's definitely worth a visit!


My best friend Jan made me these cute little earrings for my birthday. He broke some teacups into pieces, softened the edges and made a little hole in them so that he could pull a ring through. They match my blouse perfectly!


This is the first crop top I have ever made. A few years ago I would have never dared to wear something like this, but being ill for 1.5 years I lost so much weight that I thought it was appropriate to wear a crop top now. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? 

Main fabric: Bed Grass Cozy linnen - Nani Iro - bij Julija's shop
Sleeve insert fabric: Ori Some double gauze - Nani Iro - bij Julija's shop
Pattern: blouse 29 - Burda 4/2015


  1. I love this top and I love how you styled it! Nani IRO perfection! You look fantastic!!

    1. Thank you Emi! So sweet of you! I know you are a Nani Iro addict too ;-)

  2. Omigosh, this is so so beautiful!! You made perfect use of that divine fabric. The proportions of blue to ivory are completely perfect. It's too pretty for words.

  3. I love your sewing and I love your attitude :) The top is gorgeous :) Keep making lemonade, it suits you ;)


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