Making Tamiko

See also

Measurements

Documentation for the measurements required to draft Tamiko

Tamiko measurements

Options

Documentation for all the options that come with tamiko

Tamiko options

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Before you start

Your end goal
Your end goal

What you need

To make Tamiko, you will need the following:

Fabric options

This pattern has a lot of unfinished edges, so you need something that does not ravel. And you want to go for something with a nice drape.

Long story short, go for a knitted fabric, or some light scuba or something. No wovens.

Cutting

  • Main fabric
    • Cut 1 Tamiko top on the fold

Tamiko is a zero-waste pattern. It’s a rectangle that’s cut out on the fold. Not more than that.

Below is a typical draft layout:

A typical Tamiko draft
A typical Tamiko draft
Notation legend

The notation legend explains all the different markings and lines on your draft.

Part 1: Tamiko top

There’s only one part to this top, we we simply refer to it at the Tamiko top. It needs to be cut on the fold along the bottom.

Caveats
  • Cut out the armhole, but leave seam allowance

Construction

Step 1: Finish the armhole seam

Finish the armhole seam
Finish the armhole seam

Finish the armhole seam with a narrow hem.

Step 2: Finish the top

Sew the three seamlines that are marked on your draft
Sew the three seamlines that are marked on your draft

As your top is folded, it’s a good idea to pin both halves together. This way, your top can’t shift around while we finish it.

Sew the three seamlines that are marked on your draft.

Congratulations, you did it!

You've completed all the steps to make this, well done you!

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