Mood Indigo: Gather One-Piece

Gather One Piece: Yoshiko Tsukiori

The Gather One-Piece is the second dress I've made from Yoshiko Tsukiori's Easy Cute Straight Stitch Sewing book. It's a very simple, straightforward make - in fact you probably don't really even need to draft a paper pattern (though I cautiously did) and could instead just mark the measurements out onto a piece of fabric. The dress is basically three rectangles of material, one for the body and sleeves which is folded over with a hole cut into it for your head, and two more rectangles to form the front and back. 

Easy Cute Straight Stitch Sewing: Gather one piece

I made a neck facing instead of using a bias trim and added a practical front pocket but apart from that the design is just as it says in the book (or as I think it says - the written instructions are in Japanese). It seemed apt to use these two Japanese indigo cotton fabrics, one with a scalloped waves design and the other has a star grid pattern, both from The Eternal Maker in Chichester.

Gather one piece in Japanese indigo cotton

I'm really happy with how it turned out - another success from this book! It's made me less wary of buying other untranslated Japanese sewing books in the future, but there are several more garments I'm itching to make from this one first...

Does what it says on the tin: Easy Cute,Straight Stitch Sewing