There is such a lovely, inspiring simplicity to nani IRO patterns and fabric, isn't there? Textile designer Naomi Ito makes me love the idea of sewing every day. A perfect, breezy summer tunic here or a mommy-and-me apron set? I can't lie. I long for the day when I can whip up darling little frocks for my own wee brood. Until then, I have to live vicariously through all you hot craft mamas out there!
To take the legwork out of tracking down some seriously adorable patterns yourself, here are a few of my favorite Nani Iro patterns, all courtesy of Kokka Japan.
note: patterns are in Japanese and metric, but it shouldn't stop you!