It's nani IRO month at Miss Matatabi! And it's vintage month at allie J! (...it's always vintage month here.) And fresh from Me Made May, I was thinking about my lack of summery "going out" clothes. And thus, a nani IRO vintage playset-type outfit was born.
This fabric is my first nani IRO acquisition, and as many of us US/Euro sewers do, I acquired it via Miss Matatabi. I have nothing but kind words for both the fabric and the shop. Thank you to Naomi Ito for designing such beautiful prints, and thank you to Frances(?) Matatabi(??) for the lovely quick shipping.
The top is Simplicity 3480. It fits really well--this is straight out of the packet, as far as fit. I did change the closure, though. It's drafted for buttons, but I changed it to a separating lapped zipper (handpicked on the lapped side). Protip: put the zipper pull side of the zipper on the lapped side, unlike me. I put the lap on the wrong side for the zipper, basically. The zipper is shorter than the length of the back so it's finished with a hook and eye and a nice bow that snaps on. Details!
On the inside, the top has all hand-sewn facings, which you can't see at all since it's double gauze! I decided to line the shorts and use my machine hemstitch for durability on both counts.
The shorts are the same as you saw here, but an inch longer. Much better! These also really fit well out of the packet. I also made a little slim skirt out of the bit I had left over, but you see too many boring skirts here already, besides...
what's that in my hand? Is that a dog leash??!!?!
This post also brought to you by a new addition to my family: Wooster the dog. Named after P.G. Wodehouse's lovable but "mentally negligible" Bertram Wilberforce Wooster (of Jeeves and Wooster), Alex says he is sure to make me internet famous. I expect my following to explode and my comments section to be absolutely slammed by this evening. He's already exceeded his namesake in cleverness although he isn't quite so well spoken and we can't get him to say "oh, rather!" or even "I say, old chap!" Then again, he's just a puppy, so he may just need more training :)
ps: want to get your significant other to take blog photos of you without complaint? get a small goldendoodle puppy to guest star.