Kid’s Bustier-Style Tops

Size: For 110cm height

For kids, why not try making a bustier-style tops. It’s a trendy item rapidly gaining in popularity, and can be enjoyed for all seasons. It’s a must-have-item for fashion conscious kids. In summer, layer it with a T-shirt as a standard style, or make it look a little mature in autumn by wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath. The featured fabric is from the Gothic Lolita series in cute traditional plaid and lace print combination.

Design & Work:Naomi Nohara(lepolepo)


Fabric shown for this sample: LO36060-2D


Materials:
□ Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Elastic tape: 30cm (1cm wide)
□ Buckle, O ring: 2 pieces each (1cm inside diameter)

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We interviewed Naomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
As the name Gothic Lolita represents, the combination of classic plaid and sweet lace print create a fresh and lovely look. This twill material has a thickness yet is soft and easy to sew.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I came up with an easy pleat making process by utilizing the spacing between the plaid design. To make the size flexible, an adjuster is attached to the shoulder strap and elastic on the back waist. Adding an adjuster makes this skirt look like a ready-made product.

KF: What are some tips for making this bustier?
It has many square parts. Make sure to align the plaid design and cut along the plaid lines.

KF: How should we incorporate this bustier-style top into one’s styling?
Pair it with a simple T-shirt or plain cotton jersey shirt, and you are instantly in style. It can also go well with a pair of denim, wide-cut pants or shorts. For fall and winter, enjoy it by mixing and matching with a knitwear.

KF: Thank you very much, Naomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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A Line Dress (with ribbon)

Size: M

The featured project is a simple dress in a floral print. The lightweight canvas 100% cotton material from the winter natural series has a chic color tone, perfect for clothing for mature women. The ribbon tied at the waist creates a nice accent.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YK-56080-1B


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 11cm widex240cm

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tayutou is again using ‘things’ and ‘happenings’ in our lives as motifs for five kinds of patterned fabrics and accompanying five-colored solids.

For a collection of stylish bags and pillows created by the designer, Ayumi Toda (aka fabrica uka), click on:

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Boston Bag

Size: 65cm (w – at the top) 51cm (bottom) 14cm (d)

This Boston bag is perfect for a short trip or as a gym bag. It comes in a unicorn design fabric from the In the Forest series. To go with the pattern that has chic black and yellow accents, gold handles are added to create a mature and stylish look. The light oxford material is practical and convenient as the bag can be folded when not in use.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric, Pocket) LG16060-1D


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Pocket): 110cm wide×1m
(Lining fabric): 67cm×1m
□ Two-way zipper: 1 piece (60cm)
□ Double-folded bias binding tape: 1.5m (2cm wide)
□ Tape: 2m66cm (2.5cm wide)
□ Acrylic tape: 24cm (2.5cm wide)
□ O rings: 2 pieces (2.5cm inside diameter)
□ Swivel hook: 2 pieces (2.5cm inside diameter)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
What a fun fabric with unicorns and variety of animals! I personally love animal motifs, so I came up with a large Boston bag so that all animals can be featured.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The oxford fabric is soft and it doesn’t normally keep the shape when used for making a large item. At the same time, it can be large yet light and foldable. Taking advantage of these characteristics, I incorporated a design to make it look good even when the bag is not full.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is large but the process is not that difficult. When sewing the areas with the handles and tab, please make sure to use a larger needle as there will be added thickness.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
I intended it to look mature and pop with a black and gold combination. I am sure you will find the bag useful in many ways, as an everyday gym bag and for your summer trips. The handle is long enough to carry over the shoulder, but you could also attach a shoulder belt to a round O ring by not connecting the swivel hook to O ring.

KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Drawstring Bag for Yukata

Size: 25cm (l) 9cm (bottom diameter)

Summer festivals, Fireworks display… Yes, we are in the height of summer! This drawstring bag is perfect for a midsummer outing in Yukata (cotton kimono for summer). Featured fabric, K.A.E., is a collaborated series with Kanamorikae, who uses the stencil dyeing method for her textile making.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample:EKA-1050-1AEKA-1050-2A


Materials (for one bag):
□ Fabric (Bag panel outer fabric, Bottom, Cord opening): 80cm×30cm
(Bag panel lining fabric): 62cm×27cm
□ Cardboard paper or PP (polypropylene) sheet: 9cm diameter
□ Cord: 1.2m (0.2cm diameter)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The color tones give a Japanese flair and look refreshing. I immediately thought it would look stylish with Yukata. So, I came up with a drawstring bag, which is carried often with Yukata.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The fabric itself is an easy to use cotton linen canvas. To add more Japanese taste, I incorporated the construction often used with Kimono accessories. The cord in the loop creates a pleat and it is made well like a Shifuku (tea accessory carrying bag), helping to produce a puffy silhouette.

KF:What are some tips for making this bag?
You may find it a little challenging to put a cord through the thin and narrow loop. It is made this way intentionally since if the cord is loose, it doesn’t create a nice closure. With the loop though, the bag portion is easy to make with just simple stitching.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The classic patterns and colors are making a comeback for trendy Yukatas. To go with it, a lovely design like this bag will fit nicely. For your travels, you will also find it useful. Whatever it is used for, if you have a drawstring bag, it comes in handy.

KF:Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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