I'm posting today as part of a blog tour to help promote a new fabric shop - Nutta Fabric! I actually got to meet and spend an afternoon with Shino, the owner; earlier this year before she moved back to Japan. We had a great time and I only wish we had realized we lived in the same area sooner. Luckily for us, she now has access to some amazing Japanese fabric and has opened a shop. Shino offered to send me some fabric from her shop to use for whatever I wanted to make. Decisions, decisions! I ended up choosing this cool linen / cotton blend in plaid and used it to make a Fawn Lily tunic for the kiddo.
fabric | linen & cotton plaid in red and blue pattern | fawn lily dress & tunic
I felt that the shape and details of the Fawn Lily pattern would be a perfect match for the plaid. To add a little visual interest, I cut the sleeves and skirt of the tunic on the bias. The fabric is a really nice weight and has a great texture which I think gives the tunic a fall/winter vibe. The tunic works really well under a cardigan and I'm thinking it'll be great layered over a long sleeved tee as well. It's been in the 70's this week so a cardi was definitely optional. No children were subjected to actual winter weather for these photos ;)
A few things. . .
- Nutta Fabric is having a sale! Save 20% off everything in the shop with code THANKS20 (sale ends 12-8-2014)
- You'll definitely want to check out all the posts in the tour. You can do that here!
- There's also a giveaway which you can enter here.