Inspiration file 45  Cosplay*1) dresses with fun fabric


Soft double gauze fabrics from Joielinne collection, which we recently featured in our Textile Story column, are perfect for any apparel. One in this collection named “stripe patch”, that is the striped textile look with various patterns, is especially popular among sewing lovers.

I received an exciting mail that read, “I made something straightaway with that fabric!” The mail was from Masumi Saito who uses the pseudonym “sinafuku,” and she is well known to you since her items are frequently featured on this website. The girls in the picture are her daughters.

Saito said, “I was supposed to make a face mask with the fabric. But just after receiving the fabric, I got tickets for the Charan-Po-Rantan’s concert.*2) I then made a project change to sew costumes for my girls.”

Since introduced by her friend, Saito has been a big fan of Charan-Po-Rantan and dreamed to go the concert with her children cosplaying as the music duo.

Tada! These are the costumes Saito made with “stripe patch” fabric to go to the concert. Besides the colorful apron dresses, she made pointed hats by copying Charan-Po-Rantan’s costume. Now, to the show venue! What happened at the concert? Her two young daughters’ “cosplay” fashion won Charan-Po-Rantan’s favor, took pictures with the duo, and got their autographs on their hats. It was an unforgettable day for Saito and her daughters.

The theme of Joielinne collection is “the fabric everyone enjoys with”. This fabric indeed brought Saito the fun time with her children dressing as her favorite artist.

Saito posted about the concert on her blog at

*1) Cosplay is short for “costume play”, in which people dress up as their favorite characters.

*2) Charan-Po-Rantan is a sisters’ duo in Japan. Young sister is the vocalist while the older one plays an accordion.