I made a couple of summer tops! These are easy to make and use only a yard of fabric, so it is definitely a win-win situation. The dot fabric was sent by Yoshimi when we did a little swap last year. It has a little bit of stretch to it and is very Japanese-y, I think. The pattern is a mish-mash of various patterns I have. I wanted French sleeves and an easy pullover design. The neck kind of gaped and hung open in an odd manner, so I put in a little tuck in front, and now it is fine.
I revised the pattern I used for the dots to address the gaping neck issue, and I think it fits just right now. Last fall when we went to Japan, I went to the nani iro mothership in Osaka. It was amazing, but I could not take any photos because it is NOT ALLOWED, plus the clerk gal was a little scary. Anyway, I did not buy much fabric, just this piece and another in the same motif but in a hot pink. I LOVE THIS FABRIC. I got one meter of each. Unfortunately, the fabric was a smidge too narrow to fully cooperate with the pattern, so I had to get creative (see the bottom of the shirt. One bonus was I didn’t have to hem!). I haven’t decided whether I should make this same shirt in the hot pink or if I should find something else to make. What do you think?