Monthly Archives: April 2019

Shoulder Gather Dress

Size: M

Whether you simply enjoy it as a dress in a feminine style or wear it casually like a gown with the front open, this open front dress is an item that you will want to have for the upcoming season. Featuring the floral print from the Natural Life series, the color tones that are not overpowering works well with a simple T-shirt and a pair of jeans. You can enjoy sewing with this easy to cut and sew sheeting fabric that features appropriately sized flower motif designs♪

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
YKA-61040-1C


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide x 350cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 90cm wide x 30cm
□ Button: 1.1cm wide x 10

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◎Sewing Instructions

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Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Cache Coeur Wraparound Dress

Size: 120cm (Back length 73.5cm Body width 36cm)

This cache coeur (wraparound) dress is perfect for stylish girls. It comes in a plaid from the 3min. standard collection, a collaboration fabric with the apparel brand spoken words project.
Like a watercolor painting, the soft and see-through texture of this fabric is a perfect fit for the upcoming season! You can enjoy this dress in a variety of ways – casually worn like a gown or as a dress with ribbons closely tied in the front.

Design & Work:Naomi Nohara(lepolepo)


Fabric shown for this sample:3min. EEXA-3100-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 2.1m

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We interviewed Naomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
While it features a simple plaid pattern, a painting-like look gives a modern and stylish feel. With a soft and see-through texture, I thought it would be perfect as a cache coueur (wraparound) dress, which can also be worn as a light gown.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The gathering starts at the transition, where it is placed high. This allows the dress to have a fluffy silhouette. The longer length creates a little mature look. There are three ways to enjoy this dress – with an open front, tied with a ribbon or closed completely.

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
When sewing the gathering, use a stiletto to align the gathering for a clean finish. When attaching the bias binding tape on the neckline, be careful not to stretch it too much.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
I recommend a simple style, wearing it over a plain T-shrt and a pair of jeans like a gown. When enjoying it as a dress, it will look nice with a pair of leggings.

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

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Leather Handle Drawstring Bag

Size: 21cm (l) 22cm (w) 6cm (gusset)

This drawstring bag comes in a double gauze yarn dyed fabric in the Sashiko needlework style. The grommet, rope and leather tape handle add a sharp accent to this muted Sashiko design. It goes well not only with a Japanese kimono wardrobe but also with casual denim pants or a natural style dress.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) LG-21080-1D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 30cm×50cm
(Lining fabric): 30cm×50cm
□ Leather tape: 38cm (2cm wide, 0.2cm thick)
□ Rope: 1m (0.9cm diameter)
□ Grommet: 8 pairs (1cm inner diameter)

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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:

Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Because of its Sashiko style design, this fabric has a Japanese feel with a natural and stylish impression. Taking advantage of the chic color tone, I created a small size bag that can be coordinated with both Japanese and Western styling.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
This double gauze fabric is soft, yet its thickness gives a solid texture. The addition of a canvas fabric creates a drawstring bag that has both softness and sturdiness. With a leather handle, grommet and rope, it works well with a western style outfit.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Since it is soft and fluffy with thickness, you should apply stitches slowly and carefully to help keep the fabrics neat and aligned. The leather handle is attached by hand and the stitch lines become visible both inside and outside, so please pay attention where you insert the needles.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
This design allows you to coordinate it with a Japanese kimono, casual denim style or soft look dresses. Why not make a handkerchief or pouch in the matching fabric to carry them inside? It will look lovely!

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

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Front Tuck Dress

Size:M 

This simple one-piece dress with a tuck on the front body features a double gauze fabric from the Like a solid colors series. With small motifs in a mono tone, it is easier to coordinate with other pieces of clothing. You may play with a scarf or other accessories as an accent color.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
LG-21090-2A


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 108cm widex270cm

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