nani IRO Vintage Set

nani IRO

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.

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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.

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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??!!?!

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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 :)

xoxo,
allie

ps: want to get your significant other to take blog photos of you without complaint? get a small goldendoodle puppy to guest star.

allie J.

27 comments:

  1. Wow this is such a cute outfit! I really like the bow detail at the back neckline. Fit looks perfect. Wooster looks so cute....can't wait to see how big he is in 3 months:)

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    1. even looking at these pictures a week later i think he's grown a lot!

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  2. Awww, you have to love a dog named Wooster! PG Wodehouse is one of my all-time favorite authors. And that playsuit is fantastic - great use of the Nani Iro fabric!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsay!

      Wodehouse is a recent discovery for me but I'm quickly devouring all of his stories! I thought Wooster was an apt name for a dog :)

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  3. gorgeous... and great choice of fabric (puppy soooooo cute)

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    1. Thank you! He's getting into lots of mischief but he looks so cute doing it!

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  4. Oh this is so cute!!! I'm working on a playsuit/sunsuit project now!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see yours! Are you using vintage or modern patterns?

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  5. He's pretty cute, but I think the playsuit is much more internet sensation worthy :) The fabric is awesome, and the fit is fantastic. I'm loving the larger scale print and the bow!

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    1. Aww thanks! I used to always hate making little details like that bow, but since sewing my wedding dress I've felt much more willing to do minor handsewing.

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  6. What a pretty set! Love the fabric and BLUE SHOES!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! This is my second pair of navy espadrilles; in my opinion they go with everything!

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  7. This is so cute! love it, great work!

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  8. Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing ever! You really pull it off. Wow!

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    1. Thank you! I explained it my non-vintage-loving friends as a two-piece romper :)

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  9. Such a pretty play set outfit, and hello Wooster. I have a tortoise called Bertie, named after the very same.

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    1. How great! I wish they could meet! He makes a good animal namesake, I think :)

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  10. first off, i love your summary twin set! the shorts fit you really well!

    and now, omg your puppy is soo cute! can you please do a post with just puppy pics? lol thanks!

    I bought some fabric from Miss Matatabi, she seems so nice! i bought some stripy fabric from her and she was wonderful to let me know it was damaged but managed to get some more delivered, but not before sending off my green Nani Iro fabric. she didn't charge me any more for postage so that was nice! ive never shopped from Japan, so we'll see how long it takes to deliver

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    1. Puppy pictures would be fun! Currently he has a big smudge on his nose that I can NOT get off (he got in a fight with the fireplace tools) so he's looking like a little Dickens orphan :(

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  11. This is such a great little set! You look adorable! But OMG, Wooster!!!!!!!! He is so cute!

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    1. Thank you! He is already SO MUCH BIGGER than he was in these photos.

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  12. Your Nani Iro summer separates are INCREDIBLE! And, I love that you have matching espadrilles to wear with it! They're the icing on the cake.

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    1. Thank you! I LOVE espadrilles, they go with everything!

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  13. Congrats on getting a puppy!! Yay, so exciting. I absolutely love your outfit! Everything about it is gorgeous. The fabric is just, oh so cute and the matching shoes. You look so incredibly pretty!

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