Gown Style Cardigan

Size: 87cm (length)

ray from the echino series is popular for its echino-like bold pattern. This cardigan features the double gauze from this lineup. The ribbon for gathering around the waist allows it to create a different look, depending on how tight or loose you pull the ribbon. You can also enjoy the soft and relaxed feel of the double gauze fabric.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample:
 echino ray JG96800-800D Double Gauze


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm widex2m
□ Grosgrain Ribbon: 1.6cm widex1.6m

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Taking advantage of the asymmetrical bold design layout, I tried to create an interesting look in the front, which appears simpler than the style in the back.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
As gauze fabric is not easy to sew smoothly, it is actually suitable for a design like this cardigan that does not have defined shoulders. The cotton 100% material does not accentuate the linear form of your body, but it will present a soft and cute impression.

KF:What are some tips for making this cardigan?
Double gauze is not a simple fabric to sew. So I recommend ironing prior to machine sewing and use plenty of pins to keep the fabric from misaligning.

KF: How should we wear this cardigan in everyday situations?
This cardigan’s very wide waistline is tightened with the ribbon. Depending on how you pull the ribbon – only in the back center, very tightly or loosely – it can create a different look. It will be fun trying to find your favorite style.

KF:: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions

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Clean the edges of the top and skirt. Piece them together. Conveniently, wide seam also works as an area to put through the ribbon. While this may not be a traditional sewing method, it is a creative way to cutting corners!

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To prevent the polyester grosgrain ribbon from fraying, the end is lightly burned using a lighter. Apply an appropriate method for the end finish depending on the material.

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Picture shows the front and back of the finished cardigan. Be playful with the design by choosing the patterns you like.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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