Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sew Chaotically! - Inari Tee Dress by Named Patterns

I have loved lots of the Named Inari Tee Dresses I've seen floating about!  There is this one in linen by Heather of Closet Case Patterns.  This one in tencel by Dani of Sewing and Cocktails.  And there were these made up by Carolyn with a great tutorial on a sleeve modification which I actually used on mine!!!  I knew I was going to use this bit of unlabeled fabric from a bin in a shop in Walthamstow for an Inari the minute I saw it!!!  It is a textured woven with threads of uneven size in blues and white that I just love.  It did ravel with the least provocation, but was otherwise easy to work with and washes up like a dream.  I used bias binding rather than the facings at the neckline.  Drafted the sleeves as suggested by Carolyn.  Added a couple inches of length.  And attached my sleeve hems so they are to stay down (rather than flip us as directed) because I liked that shape and length better for me.

I love that the drape of this fabric emphasizes the cocoon shaping!

I really like how this turned out.  It is such an easy dress!  I look forward to making a couple more as well as the "top" version.  It is certainly a pattern that will change its look depending on the fabric drape!!  Off to play!  Sew chaotically!! - les

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