Tuck Skirt

Size: Skirt length 65.5cm

This skirt is made with the wandervogel fabric from echino’s 2016 collection. While tactfully featuring the graphical motif, a touch of softness is added by tucking the waistline. The skirt’s glamorous design stands out when combined with a single color top. It creates a very impressive fashion statement!

Design & Work:Yuka Yonekura(Francesca*amam label)


Fabric shown for this sample:
 echino wandervogel JG96400-400 (A)


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide x 140cm
□ Fabric (Black): 110cm x 10cm
□ Elastic tape (15mm wide): about 57cm

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We interviewed Yuka about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The biggest charm of this fabric is a beautiful pattern with an impact. The moment I saw it, I decided to make a skirt.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I tried to incorporate the fabric’s good thickness and gathering. It is not a see-through fabric, so it was perfect for tucking. The width of the tuck is coordinated in such a way to make the process easy. The fabric’s bold design helps the tuck look beautiful at this width.

KF:What are some tips for making this skirt?
Baste the tucks first. This will make the following process much easier.

KF:How should we wear this skirt in everyday situations?
I hope you will coordinate it with this season’s trendy top, a turtleneck shirt. It goes well with a pair of boots and fur, allowing you to enjoy it as the fall and winter wardrobe.

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

Instructions

1.
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First, fold the skirt’s hem and one edge of the belt using an iron.

2.
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Cut a slit on the tuck locations. (or you can just mark the location)

3.
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Baste the tucks.

4.
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Lightly press the tucks using an iron.

5.
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Sew the sides. Finish with zigzag stitches.

6.
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Double fold the hem of the skirt. Stitch all the way around.

7.
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Align the edge of the belt. Sew it together, leaving an opening for the elastic tape. Press the seam open using an iron.

8.
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Sew together the skirt (reverse side) and belt (front side).

9.
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Turn the fabric from #8 inside out. Finish the belt with stitches.

10.
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Put the elastic tape through, sew to secure and finish.

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