I’ve had this particular stash of Nani Iro double gauze awesomeness (Nani Iro Saaaa Saaa Blue on White Stripes) for a few months now waiting for the perfect skirt pattern to come along… and of course, the right weather as well.
Summer has officially hit Boston and I spent a few lovely hours this Sunday with Virginia at Gather Here whipping up this gathered skirt.
It has awesome scoop pockets (which you can’t see from my pics. Duh! Forgot to photograph them), a lapped zipper, swishy fullness, and of course, it’s soft… I love double gauze and I love this pattern as well. We drafted the front and back piece from rectangles and added scooped pockets, the lining, and a waistband.
My brain is already in overdrive thinking of the many variations of fabrics I’d like to wear this skirt in. Some mental notes for the future:
- Increase the waistband circumference a little so the skirt can sit lower on my hips.
- Add elastic to the waistband for comfort.
I’m super stoked overall, hence the cheesy grin
Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!
P.S: Nani Iro is a Japanese fabric designer whom I love love love. She has a lot of fabric printed on double gauze (literally two layers of gauze stitched together), which is super soft and great for the spring and summer as well as linen prints. She does have an online store, but it’s in Japanese. I bought this fabric from Frances of Miss Matatabi on Etsy.