Monthly Archives: December 2014

Two-Way Skirt

size: Length 33.5cm

Today’s project is a kid’s skirt made with a small flower print fabric from soft breeze, a soft and fully double gauze fabric series. For little kids, it can be worn like a tunic with an exposed top portion, and for older kids, it will look cute as a skirt. Masumi Saito, aka sinafuku, who is popular with her idea-filled kids clothing, is introducing her creative two-way style skirt.

Design & work:Masumi Saito (sinafuku)

Fabric shown for this sample:P31300-300 (E)、P31300-301(D)

□ Fabric (Top chest portion, Skirt a): 90cm×80cm
(Skirt b): 80cm×50cm
□ Elastic Tape (1cm wide): (Waist measurement + 1cm) x Four pieces


We interviewed Masumi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
By incorporating the European feel of this small purple floral print, I came up with a mature yet girly skirt.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
With an extended waist length, it is a two-way skirt that can be worn as a skirt for an older kids and as a tunic for smaller children. To make the process easy for finishing the hem, I incorporated a folded style.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
I think it can be made easily as it only requires straight cutting and stitching. Using an erasable marker or water soluble pen could help you sew straight lines for a clean finish.

KF: How should we wear this skirt in everyday situations?
If you make the skirt length longer, you can make it into a tunic dress. With a bolero top, why not enjoy it as a party dress!?

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

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plump cheeks

Proposing an intelligent yet cute fabric!

The name plump cheeks means inflated cheeks in English. This intelligent yet cute fabric in four different designs is presented with a concept to inflate with knowledge, creativity and fun. Various materials like Oxford (Ox) and cotton/linen canvas will add fun in choosing the perfect fabric for different projects.

Vintage Embroidery Knit H3080-1 Oxford (Ox)

A vintage knit embroidery was used as a motif for this fabric. Green elements add an accent to a colorful flower design. By using different parts of the fabric, you can enjoy making cases with small flowers or a turban with large flowers on both edges. Incorporating it crosswise will create a skirt with large flowers right on the hem.

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