Tightly tied at the waist, this cute wrap skirt is made with KESHIKI’s new design, denen. The cotton linen basket weave is a light fabric with rough texture, making it perfect for apparels.
Fabric shown for this sample： KESHIKI JG30003-1ABasket weave
□ Fabric: 110cm wide x 2m
□ Elastic tape: 1.5cm wide x 90cm
□ Coat hook & Eye: Two pairs – Loop-1.7cm wide, Eye–2.8cm wide
We interviewed Aiko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A cool looking design also conveys a feel of nostalgia and cuteness. I took these impressions and expressed it as a skirt.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I endeavored to be creative with a simple and easy-to-follow pattern so that it can motivate sewing beginners to try this project. With an elastic band inserted in the higher portion above the waistline, it creates a cute puffy design. The belt and skirt have an angled cut, incorporating a cool stylish element.
KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
It is relatively easy to sew as there are no tricky curve stitches. Don’t get too comfortable with simple straight stitching, otherwise the fabric starts to misalign little by little. Stop being too lazy and use lots of pins. This way the fabric stays aligned and you will have a nice clean finish.
KF:How should we use this skirt in everyday situations?
The waist, being the key design element of this skirt, I would like you to enjoy the style coordination by tucking in the tops inside. Changing the colors of your shirt gives a different impression. I recommend wearing a petticoat underneath as the skirt is not lined.
KF:Thank you very much, Aiko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!