Hanami Test

I had the pleasure of testing the Hanami pattern from Straight Grain. I was so excited when I saw the email saying I had be chosen as a tester!

A great thing about this pattern is that it has LOTS of options.

Cross-over back
Hidden zipper back
Peter pan collar (not doable with the cross-over)
No collar
Flutter sleeves
Tulip sleeves
Top with flounce

It was so hard to choose what to do!

I went with the peter pan collar, so that nixed out the cross-over back (PHEW - that choice was made!). Then I chose to do flutter sleeves and to make it a top.

The next hard part. What fabrics to choose!! All of An's outfits are so darling. I didn't want to ruin this top with a horrible fabric selection.

In the end I went with Cruzin by Henry Glass and then a red fabric for that 'POP'.

We went out to the lake to meet up with family and even though I had grabbed some shots at the beginning of our day, we didn't get many good ones. So I figured we could grab some more after she went out on a paddle boat.....

This is the attitude we got after the paddle boat ride.....

Quinoa worthy, if I say so myself. We obviously had to take pictures another day! 

She was in a much happier and sillier mood this time round!

I really love this top and can't wait to make a dress version, and another top....and another....

Another great thing about the Hanami is that it goes to size 10! I did a little happy dance when I found that out. My oldest girly is in a size 8 and is at the the last sizing for most patterns. I'm so excited that I have a couple more years to use this pattern!

Thank you so much An for letting me test for you!!
And again, you can grab your copy here!


  1. CUUUUUUUUUUTE. I love bikes. <3


  2. Nice summer top with those bikes! Love the red accents too.

  3. Really cute top! I love the fabric you chose!

  4. This is such a whimsical, fun Hanami! Awesome fabric choice, and cute pictures :-) Thank you so much for all your feedback and suggestions, Karly, and for the lovely post about it! -an

  5. Love the collar! Just gorgeous on your little girl!

  6. Love the bike print, how fun! The top is super cute!


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