“Bringing the warmth of knit more to everyday life.” With this concept, a graphic and artistic print line, Tricotemule series from the TORICOTÉII is created. “It is not considered a knit fabric, but rather a textile (Fuhaku).” Representing this thinking, the Fuhaku big T-shirt was designed, with a consideration to the materials. This T-shirt makes the best use of a beautiful form generated with this material. It is definitely going to be your best piece of clothing, allowing you to be stylish while maintaining a casual look.
Fabric shown for this sample: EDXA-2004-2D
□ Fabric: 108cm wide x 2m
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The geometric designs in beautiful color tones come in the perfect size for a grown-up piece of clothing. Taking advantage of the characteristics of the double gauze, I came up with a long-sleeve Fuhaku T-shirt for a layered look that can be enjoyed from early spring to cool days right before summer.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The double gauze fabric is not really suitable for sewing big size pieces. Even with many pieces of cut parts, I thought of making the process easy so that even hard to sew yet visible areas can be accomplished easily with fewer steps.
KF: What are some tips for making this T-shirt?
While it is a big T-shirt, the armhole is not that wide. Knowing the character of this fabric, I recommend washing the fabric before cutting.
KF: How should we incorporate this T-shirt into one’s styling?
Though the current fashion trend is oversized clothing, it looks sloppy when a grown up wears it without proper styling. In order to avoid that, the sleeves are made to look slim, rather than being bulky. Knowing some people may be wearing this while doing their house chores, the sleeve is easy to roll up. I would love you to enjoy this shirt on relaxing days off or as everyday wear! It looks great not only with a pair of pants, but also cute with a skirt!
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
You may want to skip finishing the hemline, however, having this slit and the different length of the front and back plays a key role in making this simple shirt look special. I made a sample before finalizing it and it is proven! Whether you like the look of it or not, this is a good way to finish the long double-turned hem of the double gauze, which often tends to get twisted. It is highly recommended.