V Neck Blouse with a Long Scarf

55cm (length at back center)

This tunic-length blouse will be your heavy rotation item as part of your spring and upcoming summer wardrobe. The matching long scarf in double gauze fabric adds a soft look. Enjoy wearing it in a variety of ways, changing it to match a different style. The featured double gauze, Fall from TUMIKI series, is a lighter fabric with a punching treatment on only one side of the gauze.

Design & Work:KaOrico 


Fabric shown for this sample:
 TSUMIKI PG110-2C  Double Gauze


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 2m

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We interviewed KaOrico about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has a cool and refreshing look. The material being gauze, I designed something that can be enjoyed from spring into summer.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To coordinate the design with a scarf, the neckline is v-shaped. The simple design will complement any kind of wardrobe.

KF: What are some tips for making this blouse?
This gauze with a punching treatment easily frays when making a bias binding
strip. The key is to try to work quickly and efficiently.

KF: How should we use this blouse in everyday situations?
How you wear the scarf will drastically change your look. For a still chilly spring
weather, you may put a cardigan over it. In the summertime, you can enjoy
only the blouse without a scarf, or wrap a scarf around to keep you from a
strong sun. Enjoy it in a variety of ways.
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KF: Thank you very much, KaOrico! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions

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Make the pattern and cut the fabric with the seam.
Bias binding tape 2cm wide x 70cm Three pieces
Long scarf 38cm wide x 180cm One piece

2.
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Sew the dart.

3.
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Serge or apply zigzag stitches on the edge of the shoulder and sides.

4.
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Make a bias binding strip. Fold both ends for 5mm and iron the strip.

5.
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Attach the bias binding strip on the collar.

6.
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Cut a slit on the seam of the body.

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Sew together the ends of the bias binding strips at the chest. As described here, also attach the bias binding strip around the neckline.
Double fold the seam (about 1.5cm-2cm) on the scarf fabric. Sew all the way around.

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