The featured project is an easy-to-make skirt only requiring simple cutting, sewing and finishing with elastic tape. The fabric used is Cross from the TSUMIKI series. It is a lovely textile with uneven flocking print. A popular blogger and handcraft artist, Yuki Inomata is here to introduce her creation.
Fabric shown for this sample: TSUMIKI PG102-1 (B)
□ Fabric: 90cm×1.4m
□ Elastic Tape: 70cm x 2cm wide
We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
When I first saw the fabric, it did not inspire me to make a bag. The flocking treatment throughout the fabric is so lovely that I wanted to make a piece of clothing to make use of it
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The most distinguished characteristic is the use of the fabric edge as the hem. The treatment on the fringe is another unique accent. The ribbon part uses the flocking inside out, creating a different feel for the same material.
KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
It’s an easy-to-make skirt only requiring simple cutting, sewing and finishing with elastic tape. I came up with the instructions without a pattern and easy steps. You can make it easily as long as you have the required measurement of fabric. It will make me happy to see people making this skirt when they encounter a fabric they like.
KF: How should we wear this skirt in everyday situations?
Featuring two different designs on both sides, it has the feel of a wraparound skirt, with an addition of ribbon to create a high-end look. The finished design allows you to enjoy the skirt in different positions with ribbons on the side, front or on the back. The color of the skirt may be too light for the fall/winter season, but it can be balanced by coordinating with deeper color leggings or stirrup pants underneath, looking stylish with ankle boots. For summer, it can be enjoyed cool and casually with a pair of sandals. It is a slightly translucent material, so you will want to put on something underneath.
KF: Thank you very much, Yuki! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!