So here are the first things I made: Inari Dresses. These were made to replace the one I loved and shrunk last summer.
Size: Custom shoulders and sleeves, size 2 everywhere else
Materials: Rayon from JoAnn's and what I think is rayon from a flea-market.
Directions/Construction: Easy-peasy. Their instructions are great, not that I used them this time. I did last summer though and they are good!
Alterations: The big floral one has higher slits up the side (by 5cm) and a slightly shortened front hem. Both have bias bound necklines and sleeves, and no cuffs on the sleeves. I used vintage bias tape that I found. I'm sure it was from my grandmother.
Fit: Sooo much better than last summer! The checkered one is kind of sack-like, though, so I plan to wear it with a belt.
The big floral one is totally my style and I really love it. The other is not quite, but it has been in my head as an Inari for a while so I decided to just go with it. It will be really good for work this summer.
Anyway, enjoy some more pictures of the dresses. They will get worn quite a lot this summer when it's warm.
Again, photo credits go to Caleotte Photography.
Have you folk ever sewn the Inari dress or top?