For Minty’s 30th birthday, back in November, I offered to make her a shirt. Since she’s a pretty conservative dresser, she requested something slightly outside her comfort zone.
At Superbuzzy, I found some beautiful Japanese cotton gauze in a bold-but-hopefully-not-flashy print, and got to work.
pattern: Simplicity 4077 (again)
fabric: Nani Iro, by Naomi Ito, “Fuccra Flowers” in steel blue
The biggest challenge was that the fabric is laid out like a painting, rather than an allover print. I mean, there is a repeated print, but it only repeats every 3 feet or some such thing. So cutting the fabric in a way that worked with the pattern was no easy feat (especially considering that I’d bought the bare minimum yardage).
I used the 3/4 sleeve version this time, with pleats and open cuffs …