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

□ 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!

How to make Cache Coeur Wraparound Dress

Sew together the front and back bodies at the shoulder. (As you sew, stretch the front shoulder slightly.) Finish the seam with zigzag stitches and press it down to the back side.

Make the waist belt.

Make gatherings on the front and back skirts. With the front sides facing each other, sew together with the body. Apply zigzag stitches on the seam and press it down to the body side. Finish with top stitches on the front.

Piece together the bias binding tapes. Finish the neckline with the bias binding tape.

Sew the sides from the cuff to the hem. Place the belt in between when sewing the left side. For the right side, place the belt on top and sew together.

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