Long Tunic

Size: Back length 110cm

The shop windows in town are already adorned with new outfits for autumn. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, the featured project is a long tunic that can be enjoyed from late summer through fall. The design of the fabric, dark woods from the 3min. 2017 AW collection, is derived from the evening forest, featuring many pieces of cutout papers. This basket weave cotton linen is thick yet delicate, making it suitable for clothing and matching bags.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample:
 3min. JGA20120-1D Basket Weave Cotton Linen


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide× 2.5m
□ Fusible Interfacing: 70cm x 70cm

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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?
Including the texture of the basket weave, this fabric is perfect for making clothing. I wanted to fully utilize the large print with a posh color combination, so I chose to make a simple long-length tunic.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With a bold slit, it creates a contrast with the bottoms worn inside. It is simple yet it is intended to accentuate the large print.

KF:What are some tips for making this dress?
From the dress making standpoint, the process is not that difficult. This particular weave tends to fray, so you should work on it fast after you cut the fabrics.

KF:How should we use this dress in everyday situations?
In the photo, it is styled with a wide-leg pair of pants. Or you can wear a long skirt. A large armhole allows you to comfortably wear an inner shirt. While a sleeveless style will look nice for a late summer, you can enjoy it by wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath in the upcoming season.

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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Armhole and neckline are finished with facing. While you could use a bias binding tape, the facing is recommended as the curve has a sharp angle.

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The facing for the neckline is attached. If you want to make it look nicely tailored, hand stitching is better since the stitches will be hidden.

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This shows how the edge is finished on the slit. It is double folded at 5mm. Since the fabric tends to fray, it is naturally finished without a notch above the slit.

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Attach the facing to the armhole. Sew the hem to finish.

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