This is the 4th and last garment that I sewed for the "Sew Japanese in January" Instagram challenge. I used yet another Japanese fabric and it goes without saying that it's a Nani Iro linen!
|I am just crazy for this fabric design by Naomi Ito. It is called Chant Et Poesie which means sing a poem.|
Although the recommended fabrics for this pattern are moderate stretch jersey knits, I decided to take a risk with my woven linen. I was not being a daredevil but I had two justifiable reasons for my fabric choice:
1) My previous experience with Tilton sister patterns is that their garment designs have a moderate amount of built-in design and wearing ease, especially around the waistline and hips.
2) This being a shrug, the length is cropped and I wouldn't have to worry about fitting around the waistline or hips.
I sewed a straight size 8 with no alterations. My actual body measurements placed me at size 10. And the finished garment fit me just fine!
|Fully lined front. The lining or facing is from the same pattern piece as the front and with some slipstitching, it covers the side seams nicely. |
|In this view you cannot see any side seams.|
|The back features a self-lined yoke and a lower back with some gathering on the center.|
|One of my favorite features is this drawstring in the back. It doesn't extent to the front but it is fully functional and I can adjust the ease on the back depending on how tight I pull those drawstrings.|
|The sleeves have a cuff with slit. I used that as an opportunity to show off the fabric selvage. If you are not familiar with Nani Iro fabrics, their selvage is pretty enough to use as part of the fashion fabric!|
|Here you can see how nicely the silk organza wrapped the seams on the center back.|