Made By Me: Named Clothing ~ Inari Tee Dress
(mine was purchased from Backstitch)
One of the reasons I got into sewing and wanting to make my own clothing was purely due to the lack of good basics available, especially in my size. I had seen much hype on the Inari within the online sewing community. It looked sleek and simple, and most importantly long. I had slight issue with short sleeves as i hate showing my arms, but I am glad I ignored that and bought it anyways.
The packaging, as with all Named clothing Patterns is beautiful. It is a pure white box with a label insert in Black and white. Its printed on one big sheet and the instructions, they do recommend you trace, but I cut as that’s how i like to work. The instruction book is simple and sleek, very graphical and easy to read. I loved unwrapping this pattern and was just SEW excited to get started on it.
Overall, it is a very easy pattern to make, i did add a bit extra to the body as I wanted it loose and was worried i may reveal some lumps and bumps. The material I used was a very fine Jersey in multi colour. As much as I needed some lighter summer basics, I am looking forward to using a stiffer fabric for my next attempt (of which there will be many I am sure) The length is just perfect for me, although I am not sure I can pull off the length of the crop version, I might give that one a miss to be honest.
I would highly recommend this pattern to anyone, Its great for a beginner that is making the transition form high street to Me Made as it looks like it was picked of the peg at Topshop or H&M.
I am currently awaiting a quilted Jersey in white for my next attempt at this.