A Nani Iro Georgia Tunic and wide leg linen pants
It’s been a while since I was really pleased with how something I made turned out. I loved the feeling of wearing these two new things together and feeling that my plans worked out, that I’ll be wearing these items gladly, and that I feel that I look just like myself.
I made the tunic top from Nani Iro double gauze I bought from my local Japanese fabric shop, Nunoya. I love the print because it looks like something I’d like to paint. For a brief second, I even considered framing it and putting it on the wall. But wearing it would be more fun, I thought!
I bought ⅕ meters of the fabric and made a size SM of the Elizabeth Suzann Georgia Series Digital Pattern. I had practised before on fabric that felt less precious to me, and I realized I could omit the signature sleeve cuff and still love the look of it. In this case I needed to be efficient in the use of my fabric, because I wanted it to be longer than t-shirt length.
I also made a belt, inspired by a Korean ti, such as the ones used in martial arts. I like the look of the top with and without the belt.
The trousers, also inspired by the another ES clothing item, the Florence pant, were made with linen fabric I bought second-hand as a sheet. They are quite see-through – I didn’t consider that white linen will show my undergarments, but with the tunic length of this top it’s fine.
It’s interesting to see how with the warm weather my appetite for sewing grows and my knitting projects find themselves unattended in their seagrass basket.