Nani Iro Brushed Cotton

Modified Vogue 8840

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

Happy New Year, here is the first make for 2015 in a modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton. From Miss Matatabi, of course. Apparently, brushed cottonΒ is a fancy way of saying flannel. With winters being so short in San Antonio, I had to stop waffling about cutting into this gorgeous fabric.

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

Also. This had gold accents. Yes, gold..on me? If Naomi Ito designs it, I will probably love it.

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

For a while I was wanting to make this into a Weekend Getaway Tunic, but didn’t have enough fabric. But my 2 and 1/2 yards would be enough for something a littleΒ simpler- Vogue 8840 (size 14) came to me in a flash since it was already cut out and would be easy to modify.

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

So, modifications to the pattern: Added 8″ to bodice length, and sleeves. Did a freehand faux button placket, a la Lisette’s Market Blouse– sadly out of print. And added in seam pockets using the Endless Summer Tunic pocket pattern piece. I also sewed all the way up the back since the opening is just big enough to squeeze my head through after mods.

Modified Vogue 8840 in Nani Iro Brushed Cotton by Aja Vaz

My 2015 is already off to a good start- hope yours is going swimmingly, as well!