My first mail order fabric purchase was also my first Nani Iro purchase (from Miss Matatabi, naturally). After drooling for a while, I made a knee jerk reaction when this pale blue was on sale briefly. But I limited myself to a half yard, just in case I was disappointed. I was absolutely not. It has lovely block-print dots that have a really subtle metallic sheen. I knew I needed to do something special. And I knew Jess at craftiness is not optional wouldn't let me down.
I feel indebted. Her archives are so generous with tutorials and tips. Hers was definitely the one blog that made the most significant difference in my drafting abilities and, more importantly, my confidence in my abilities. If for no other reason than I like to repay my debts, I purchased her Junebug Dress and Tunic pattern. (Of course that's not the only reason, though). Seriously - you should, too. It's adorable.
But then she did this for 2.75 minutes and totally redeemed herself.
I will definitely be making this again. I'm picturing a long sleeved tunic version for fall. Already have the fabric picked out in my mind. I'm so excited!
To me, that's one of my favorite parts of sewing. Completing a project that makes me excited to start another. Perpetual inspiration.