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.
Fabric shown for this sample: （Body, Strap）YKA-61050-1C
□ Fabric (Body, Strap): 108cm x 2.1m
□ Adhesive Tape: 1.2m (1cm wide)
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!