Here is another garment I made for the #SewJapanaseInJanuary Instagram challenge. And I must say, this has go to be my favorite, not only because of how it turned out but because the whole sewing process was so much fun!
It all started with the fabric--heavenly soft and hauntingly beautiful Japanese cotton double gauze from the 2020 Nano Iro line. This iteration is called "Waltz" and features floral themed print in muted dark tones of black, blue, gray and brown. Being double gauze it is made of two layers of very fine fabric.
|Although I loved this first version, I thought there was room for improvement in terms of fit and method of construction.|
Here are the construction modifications I made:
|I added a facing to the collar. The pattern only used a single collar piece and had one finish the top edge by narrow hem. I thought it looked better this way especially when the wrong side shows when the top is worn with unbuttoned neckline.|
|Instead of sewing the center front facing over the collar, I sewed the collar over the facing.|