My good blogging friend Shino, from the sewing blog Nutta, has just opened a fabric shop where she sells gorgeous Japanese fabrics. I am so happy for her! And for us too because now we can buy super-ultra-special fabric from her.
I think I was one of her first costumers when, a couple of months ago, I bought this amazing quilted cotton. (I already have the perfect pattern for it so stay tuned!) Soon after that Shino contacted me asking if I would like to be part of her shop tour and, of course, I couldn’t say no. Since I had already bought fabric from her shop she also asked me if I wanted her to refund me from the money I had spent or if I would like her to give me another fabric. What a question?! Of course I wanted more fabric!
So I picked this amazing printed interlock. So special! So unique! I was in love!
Pattern: Hemlock Top by Elegance and Elephants (for Ines) and Climbing Flowers Tunic by Ottobre – Winter 2014 (for Teresa). Since I saw Rachel’s Hemlock tops I knew I wanted to make similar ones for my daughters and this was just the right fabric and print to do it. But Teresa wanted a simpler (no ruffles mum, please!) design… I knew I didn’t want to make just another regular tee so I picked Climbing Flowers Tunic from Ottobre’s new issue and turned it into a long sleeved tee.
Fabric: The “star fabric” is, of course, this printed interlock one from Nutta Fabric Shop. But the print is so special and strong I thought it would be nice to mix it with a bit of basic solid fabric. So, for Ines tee, I chose a mustard yellow cotton piquet thrifted from a man’s polo shirt bought at my local street market. But, once again, Teresa wanted something different… She wanted brown sleeves… So Teresa’s tee sleeves are made of cotton knit from my local store.
I have to say I like both shirts. And the best part is I get to dress my daughters in matching outfits, but each tee really express their styles right now: Ines is still quite a baby girl while Teresa already wants to be a pre-pre-teen…
Sewing with Nutta’s interlock was such a pleasure. You know I have just started sewing with knits and I have just bought a serger but these where such simple and fast garments to make even for a newbie…
So do you also feel like having a couple of meters of gorgeous Japanese fabric? You can win it here.
Then, after trying your luck, you can get inspired by all amazing creations on the fabric shop blog tour. Check them all out here! By the way, my friend Annika has picked the same fabric as me and made these super cozy pajamas for her daughter.
And finally, don’t forget to head over Nutta Fabric Shop and use the coupon code THANKS20 to save 20% off everything until December 8 (that’s tomorrow so hurry up!).