This tunic dress features a double gauze fabric, KOMOREBI///, from naniIRO textile’s 2016 new collection. The selected color is a soft tone of calm joy, which makes you think that just wearing this clothing could put you in a calm state of mind. Yuka Yonekura, a designer from the FRANCESCA AMAM LABEL, a brand known for its comfortable and perfect for everyday clothing is sharing her creation.
Fabric shown for this sample: naniIRO KOMOREBI/// JG10350 (D) Calm Joy
□ Fabric: 106cm widex2m
□ Elastic tape: 1.2cm wide x 50cm
We interviewed Yuka about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has been a while since I used the double gauze from naniIRO. Just as I remembered, it is still so beautiful. Simply touching this fabric puts you in a happy mood.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Originally I had a different design in mind. Once I found that the pattern reminds you of a kimono, I changed the sleeve design to look like the ones on kimono, creating a softer look.
KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
The double gauze material is a little challenging to handle with gathering and abrasion. I recommend using pins and treat the process carefully.
KF: How should we use this dress in everyday situations?
The model’s height is 145cm and the pattern is designed for a 140cm height. Like in the picture, you can put on the dress by itself or it will be very stylish when combined with a pair of shorts. You can also make a style by incorporating an accent color into a pair of sandals like gold from the fabric or vermillion.
KF: Thank you very much, Yuka! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Using an iron, score a crease line where double fold is needed (sleeve opening and hem)
Using a tape maker, score a crease on the belt opening, belt and bias binding strip.
Using an iron, mark the belt opening.