A few weeks ago, the kind people of Kawai Fabric offered to send me some stunning nani IRO fabrics to work with. If
you follow my blog, I don’t need to tell you how much I love this brand, so I didn’t hesitate to say yes.
I had been working with Maggie from Kawai Fabrics (formerly known as Modes4U) before, and have always loved their kindness and beautiful range of fabrics. They carry well-known brands such as nani IRO, Kokka, Birch, Cloud9, Andover, Alexander Henry, Moda, Michael Miller, Monaluna, Timeless Treasures, etc.) but they also have a range of very cute, typically Japanese ‘kawaii’ fabrics (as you could probably guess). Before our collaborations, I was a happy customer there, so it’s the kind of store I happily work with and write about.
One of the fabrics I received is Bird’s Eye in grey-blue. I had seen this double gauze fabric in pictures before, but I only realised how stunning it is when I had it in my hands. It has these beautiful, pale pink metallic spots on it.
It was originally meant to become a dress. But because it would have been a pity to use this beautiful fabric for only one garment, I squeezed out a Nova blouse for Norah and a simple skirt for Ava.
Norah loves her blouse, but Ava loves her skirt even more. After it was finished, she wore it for 4 days straight.
For the Nova, I use metallic thread to connect the pleats. Connecting the pleats doesn’t require a sewing machine, so I did that during a 1 hour car drive.
Instead of asking my girls to pose for pictures, I took them to a playground, and shot pictures when they were having 2 hours of fun.
Note: The fabric was sent to me by Kawaii Fabrics. All opinions expressed here are my own.