Camisole Dress

Size: Length (excludes shoulder strap) 90cm Body width 96cm

Accented with nice bows at the shoulder and side, this camisole dress which comes in a soft texture double gauze has a surprising element. While it is made with a simple pattern and straight cutting, when worn and tied with bows, a lovely drape creates a beautiful and dynamic silhouette. A plaid pattern fabric from the SEWING TRIP series features a bold check, yet with a subdued yellow and blue color combination, it produces a mature look.

Design & Work:Aiko Hada

Fabric shown for this sample:
 (Body, Strap)YKA-61050-1C 

□ Fabric (Body, Strap): 108cm x 2.1m
    (Facing): 70cm×70cm
□ Adhesive Tape: 1.2m (1cm wide)

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We interviewed Aiko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF):What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Though a plaid design tends to be associated with children’s styles, the combination of subdued yellow and refreshing blue creates a mature feel. The random placement of the pattern adds a stylish element.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I wanted to take advantage of the check’s random feel, so the entire fabric is utilized without having transitions or darts. The tied bows work as an accent. In order to emphasize the soft texture of gauze fabric, the stitch lines along the V neckline are concealed.

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
The gauze fabric stretches when pulled, so align the fabric by gently pressing it from the top. You may find it difficult to sew the V neckline and armpit. To avoid the fabric crinkling, I recommend a test run using a different fabric first before trying it with gauze.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
A layered look with a T-shirt is one way to enjoy a camisole dress. Match it with a pair of jeans, wide-cut pants or a skirt for a variety of layered style.

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


Put adhesive tape along the opening of the neckline. Layer the corners and press with an iron.

Sew together the body and facing. Make a notch on the seam of the front center.

Press down the seam to the facing side and apply stitches. When doing so, do it slowly by pulling the fabric under the armpit while keeping it straight.

Finish the corner of the body using a mitered hem. Sew as shown. With this method, when turned inside out, it keeps the corner look thin and clean.

◎Sewing Instructions

Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)