Lauren's Woven Ikat Inari
I've been going Inari crazy this summer! So far, I've made 2 tees and 1 dress. I love this pattern so much. The boxy cropped shape is everything I always dream of in a garment. Once you realize how quickly it all comes together, you're bound to be hooked as well.
Pattern: Inari Pattern by Named Clothing
Size Made: 2
Materials: 1.5 yards of Ikat Zig Zag
Modifications: Added 2" to the length of the dress
Originally, I bought this fabric to make curtains out of. I loved it so much I decided to use it as a dress so I could fully appreciate it. I'm so glad that I did! The ikat lends itself well to the weight and drape for the Inari. I couldn't have asked for a better fabric choice as we transition into fall. It's light enough for summer but heavy enough to pair well with boots and tights.
I made my cropped Inari tees first before trying the dress. Each variation comes together surprisingly fast, especially by the third one! The one difference with my dress is that I serged all the seams of the ikat after sewing each piece together. Since it is a woven, it can fray easily on the ends if left unattended.
I'm sure this isn't my last Inari dress. It's such a great basic! I could fill my whole closet full of them. I think this is a great pattern for beginners and experienced sewers alike! I can't wait to wear this dress for years to come.