Kid’s Dress with Lovely Frilled Sleeves-Sewing Instructions

This kid’s dress is very lovely with frilled sleeves. The featured fabric, Natural Life series comes in a soft color tone of a flower and plant wreath design. This nice-textured cotton 100% double gauze is perfect for making kid’s clothing and baby items.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:YRA-99000-1A

□ Outer Fabric: 108cm wide x 90cm
□ Flat elastic tape: about 6mm wide x 18cm


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Coat Dress-sewing Instructions

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When seasons change and the mornings and evenings start to get cool, it is nice to have a coat that can be casually worn. As the weather shifts from autumn to winter, this coat can be buttoned-up to be worn as a dress. Whether you enjoy it as a coat or a dress, it is a handy piece of clothing to have. cocca’s original fabric, the paper flower is a canvas material with rayon’s distinctive smooth texture that is perfect to use throughout the year. The retro-looking flower pattern that looks like a collection of long thin paper tapes is quite impactful! This dress will definitely make your fall styling more fun.

Design & Work:Anriko

Fabric shown for this sample:cocca EEA-3320-1C

□ Fabric: 108cm x 3.2m
□ Fusible interfacing: 90cm x 90cm
□ Snap Fasteners: Six pairs (1.5cm diameter)

Size: 97cm (back length)

We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a stylish fabric with a retro feel. I created a dress that enhances this retro look. While the fabric is a combination of linen and rayon, it is easy to handle and irons well, so it is not intimidating for the sewing beginners.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I aimed to make a versatile piece of clothing for the change of the seasons; something that can be worn before you start wearing a heavy coat. When you button up the front of this garment, it can be worn as a dress. A loose-fitting style with relaxed sleeves allows you to layer with other pieces of clothing inside.

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
There are no difficult locations for machine sewing, however you may find it challenging to sew the curves along the neckline if you are not used to it. Using many pins might help. As the neckline is very visible, hand stitches are used for the backside to be safe.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
I couldn’t decide until the last minute whether to use a tube skirt, this fall’s fashion item, for the photo with the model. A heavy-looking styling with a long skirt or wide-legged pants will also work well. As fall wears on, you may try a knee-length skirt and color tights for a cute look.

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

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2019 September Fabric Catalog – part2

This catalogue also features the new designs that were introduced in September 2019.

It covers the fabrics for a new school year, original patterns for natural look interior textiles and Designer Series.
On the cover is a fruit sandwich pattern from the OYATSU, a collaboration series with Ako Sakamoto.Loaded with many patterns, you will also find echino’s new design from the nico series.

Please check out this catalog as well!

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2019 September Fabric Catlog – part1

This catalogue features the Kokka Original Series that were introduced in September 2019.

There are ample varieties of charming fabrics perfect for a new school year.
Included in the catalog is a pineapple pattern fabric, a sequel to a popular watermelon motif and other new designs that are just right for small goods and bag making!

Please check it out!

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Dress with Frilled Sleeves – Sewing Instructions

This long one-piece dress is accented with frills on the sleeves. The stylish design also incorporates a gathering on the back body. The featured fabric with a flower field pattern is a 100% cotton poplin from the Hokkori Life series.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:LGA-26020-2C

□ Outer fabric about 110cm wide x 220cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight) about 110cm wide x 30cm

Size: Length about 110cm

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