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A couple of weeks ago, I joined my husband in Barcelona for a weekend getaway. Nowadays, every chance we get to travel abroad, I always save a day to go fabric shopping. (is it just me?!)

It was our third trip to Barcelona (funny enough, the first one by ourselves! the first time my older son went with us, and the second time we went with friends!), so we know the city quite well by now. (at least the tourist sites!)

Having only two days to relax and enjoy the city, there was only one fabric shop I needed (you read it right… N-E-E-D-E-D!) to visit… the lovely Nunoya. This shop is famous for its Japanese fabrics, and I had my eyes set on them!Túnica e saia-02

From left to right: Atelier BrunetteSeikaha – black; Tonbo – blue; Tonbo – pink

This time I was prepared, and knew exactly what to look for. The first two, are for me (I already used the first one, but can’t show it yet!) and the last two, I chose for my niece. I wanted to make something special for her, so I needed a pretty special fabric!

It was a team effort… She wanted a skirt and a tunic. For the skirt, straight away I thought of Nienke’s pattern, the Dyyni skirt. My niece loved it and it was settled! For the tunic, after much search, she chose the Monore color block tunic from My Little Plumcake.

The skirt has six panels. It takes time to assemble all the panels, but the result is beautiful! My niece kept twirling when she tried it on.Túnica e saia-08This version has an elasticised waist, but there’s also an option with a knit waist. The hem is finished with bias tape, but I didn’t have enough for the whole skirt (should of read the instructions first!), so I just sewed a regular hem. It took me a while, but it’s the best damn hem I ever made!Túnica e saia-05You can also add inseam pockets. (I never say no to pockets!)Túnica e saia-06The tunic has some lovely details too, like the two side panels and the high-low hem.Túnica e saia-01The shoulder straps have no seams exposed, for a more “professional” look.

Túnica e saia-04When I get it right, I love some topstitching details… and these are perfect! (sorry for my lack of modesty!)
Túnica e saia-03I’m so happy my niece loved this gift! It made me very happy!

If you feel inspired to make a Dyyni skirt (you should, it’s lovely!), just click here to get your pattern!

13 Comments
  • Soraia de Sousa Mendes

    October 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply

    Muito giro o kit! Super perfeitinho! 😉

  • Rita @ conversasdehermanas

    October 21, 2015 at 6:59 am Reply

    Que giro o kit, Grande Tia!!!

  • Carla Marques

    October 21, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply

    Adorei, não conheci nenhum dos dois moldes. A túnica fica demais!!! Acho que a minha R ia adorar!!!!

    • Diana

      October 21, 2015 at 11:31 am Reply

      Obrigada Carla! Só conhecia a saia, a túnica descobrimos por acaso, mas gostei de ambos. A construção é simples, mas fica com acabamentos óptimos!

  • Marta Duarte

    October 21, 2015 at 9:01 am Reply

    This is too “damn” beautiful!!! What a great composition, from the fabric to the pattern, love all the details. And yes, pockets are always a great addition 😀

    • Diana

      October 21, 2015 at 11:32 am Reply

      Thanks Marta! 😀

  • Ana Sofia

    October 21, 2015 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Ficou tudo tão giro!
    Que sorte, ter uma tia tão talentosa 🙂

    • Diana

      October 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm Reply

      Obrigada Ana!

  • Magda E.

    October 23, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply

    Que conjunto lindo, adorei tudo, do tecido aos modelos, e cores. Grande Diana e que sobrinha sortuda!

    • Diana

      October 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm Reply

      Obrigada! 🙂

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