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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!
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.This 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!You can also add inseam pockets. (I never say no to pockets!)The tunic has some lovely details too, like the two side panels and the high-low hem.The shoulder straps have no seams exposed, for a more “professional” look.
If you feel inspired to make a Dyyni skirt (you should, it’s lovely!), just click here to get your pattern!