Documentation for the measurements required to draft Tamiko
Documentation for all the options that come with tamiko
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Before you start
What you need
To make Tamiko, you will need the following:
- Basic sewing supplies
- About 1 meter of a suitable fabric (see 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.
- 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:
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.
- Cut out the armhole, but leave seam allowance
Step 1: Finish the armhole seam
Finish the armhole seam with a narrow hem.
Step 2: Finish the top
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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