With a wide-open neckline, this off turtle neck dress will make your face look smaller. A thin cotton linen bark cloth allows you to create a dress in a relaxed silhouette without looking too puffy. With a long sleeve inner shirt and a pair of boots, even a casual style coordination will be very stylish!
Fabric shown for this sample:Trefle cucito P50900-900C
□ Fabric: 110cm widex3m
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Slightly thin cotton linen bark cloth allows you to create a dress with a large tuck and relaxed silhouette without looking too puffy. Putting in the cute patterns as a main feature, I created a one-piece dress.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A wide-open neckline, combined with a stand-up collar off turtle style makes your neckline look beautiful. It even makes your face look smaller. Creating a detailed tuck and pleated treatment often takes an effort,
so, for this piece, it only requires one large diagonal tuck, offering an interesting look.
KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
Attaching the drop shoulder sleeve and sewing body and neckline all at once to create a turtle neck – these are the elements that make it easy for sewing beginners. If you are worried about steady stitching, be mindful when selecting the sewing thread.
KF: How should we use this dress in everyday situations?
For a person around 5’-4” in height, the hem will be roughly around your knees. The sleeve is a little short of full length. You can put it on by itself as a dress, or it looks great layered with an inner long sleeve shirt or a pair of pants underneath.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Front bodies are sewn together with a folded tuck. Make sure to fold the tuck neatly so that it can create a clean finish with a correct angle. For this type of project, I tend to baste at 7mm for 1cm seam to avoid misalignment later.