Elastic Ribbon about 4cm (l) about 11cm (w)
An extremely adorable kid’s dress is the featured project. Made with double gauze fabric from the Trefle Cuchito series, it is a dress that can be enjoyed for three seasons throughout spring, summer and fall. For a hot summer day, the dress is perfect by itself, or it can be layered with an inner T-shirt or a cardigan on cooler days.
Fabric shown for this sample:YK51030-1A
□ Fabric: 110cm wide × 1.2m
□ Button: One piece (1.3cm diameter)
□ Hair tie elastic: One piece (4cm diameter)
We interviewed Naomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Soft color tones and print design make a perfect combination for kid’s clothing. Utilizing the double gauze’s texture and the look of the pattern, I came up with a dress with a sense of fluffiness. The butterflies in the lamé print design is also lovely.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The dress in double gauze fabric keep you cool in summer. For fall and winter, it also keeps you warm as the fabric absorbs air. Since it is sleeveless, it can be layered casually with a cardigan. The loose body line allows kids to wear it for a longer season, as a dress in summer and later as a tunic for cooler weather.
KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
For a clean finish, please use a stiletto as you create the gathering for alignment.
The armhole may be a little tricky to sew. Make sure you iron to score the fabric beforehand.
KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
Add the ribbon made with a remnant to a pair of sandals or a basket bag. It will make a nice addition to a lovely summer outing style. For a different look, pair it with a bright color cardigan and a pair of jeans underneath.
KF:Thank you very much, Naomi. Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Cut the fabric. Make a notch on the center of the front body and center of the front and back skirts.
Sew together the sides all the way from the armhole to the hem.
Press down the side seam to the back side. Fold the hem in three and sew.
How to make the ribbon.
Sew all the way around, leaving an opening for turning for 2cm. Start and end the stitches with backstitches.
Cut off the seam to 5mm, except for the opening portion.
Turn it over using the opening for turning and align the shape using an iron.