Nani Iro – Free Patterns and Blog Stuff

For quite some time I’ve been wanting to make one of these beautiful Japanese tunics, but unfortunately haven’t found yet a good source for a pattern that appeals to me.

But look what I’ve found: a link to the phenomenal Japanese Kokka site with FREE patterns for all of us to download. Update (3/2012): The pattern are now available at: The patterns fits on a letter size paper in the US or A4 for the Europeans. It’s all in Japanese and you’ll have to draw the final pattern yourself, but the measurements are all marked clearly and it doesn’t look too complicated. The patterns include bags, skirts, kids’ clothing and all kinds of other beautiful things.

I’ve already downloaded the tunic pattern  from top image right and bought some vintage striped fabric to see if the size fits at all. Find the tunic pattern here and many others to download as pdfs.

Haven’t drawn it yet, because clever me, also decided to migrate the entire annekata site at blogspot to my new wordpress blog at the same time. Words of wisdom. If you ever want to do something like that,  do it over a weekend. It’s quite nerve racking to see posts and comments appear and disappear seemingly at will. Make sure you have lots of tea or coffee ready.  Hopefully it will all be resolved over the weekend.

Wish me luck.

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  1. Kathryn says:

    Well, now I’m certainly hooked to your blog! I’ve been looking for just this thing for several years … although a tad frightened to attempt a translation even though I know there are some good sites that help out there. We have very similar tastes! Thanks for the info!

  2. This is just what i’ve been desiring. I love Love LOVE Nani Iro. Thank you

  3. Ruth says:

    Ah, comments are back – was looking for them at the very beginning and couldn’t find them.
    Welcome back! I’m looking forward to interesting posts again!
    I too am intrigued by the Japanese patterns and will give it a try, thank you.

  4. Ana Iram says:

    Yippee – you are back! It is so good to see you again & I am looking forward to all the wonderful things that you will make and inpsiration you will give. (I understand what you said below about blogging & creativity – the prime reason I keep my blog is because it makes me MAKE things.)

  5. Mary H says:

    Thanks for the link. These are beautiful patterns.

  6. Kathrin Lotto says:


    It seems they moved their website and I can’t get to the PDF with the free patterns. Does anybody have the new www address? Or even send me the PDF file?



  7. kathrin says:

    Hi Kathrin,
    You’re right, Nano Ito moved her pattern to her own website. Here’s the new link:

    It seems the 2012 pattern are not available yet, but the others do work.
    Best, Kathrin


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