Today’s project is a simple one-piece dress created with echino’s zon fabric. Elephant, rhino, deer…
different animals appear depending on the cut of the fabric. This adds fun to how you want to create your design. Large-size pockets on both sides are useful for cooking or gardening. Kaoriko Sawa is sharing her creative idea.
Fabric shown for this sample: echino JG96000-601 (A)
□ Fabric: 110cm×2.5m
We interviewed Kaoriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I was looking forward to seeing how the dress would look with these large size design motifs.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The design is simple and suitable for every age to wear. You will also find the pockets convenient.
KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
With the designs facing in one direction, you should pay attention to the appearance and direction of the pattern when cutting the fabric. After you cut the main body fabric, make sure where you want the pockets. This will determine where to cut so that the design aligns.
KF: How should we wear this dress in everyday situations?
For summer, layer it with a short sleeve T-shirt, and for winter put on a turtleneck sweater underneath. This way you can enjoy it year-round.
KF: Thank you very much, Kaoriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
How to make echino’s Dress with Pockets
To create the curve of the pocket, run rough stitches on the seam, starting from the middle using a basting thread. Place the pattern on the pocket fabric, pull the basting thread and iron to score when the shape is formed. Fold for 3cm from the top and run top stitches.
Turn the body inside out. Put the bias tape around the neck. The ends of the tape should be pieced on the bias. If machine sewing is challenging, you may hand stitch it. Leave about 5mm excess and cut the rest. Run a stitch to finish.