DIY Yukata Cosplay

DIY Yukata Cosplay

15 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate

Project Description

How many times have you seen your favorite anime or manga character drawn in traditional Japanese festival style? I know for me, many times before! That's why in this tutorial, I'm going to show you got to make your very own Yukata robe for cosplay! Tailor this Yukata to any character you want for your project!


Here's what you will need!

Simplicity 4080

Step 1 - Cutting the fabric

Cut out the sewing pattern following your measurements.

Step 2 - Staystitching

Staystitch the front and back neck edges then stitch front to back at shoulder seams.

Step 3 - Pinning the lining to sleeve

With right sides together pin lining to sleeve leaving raw edges even. stitch between small dots and backstitch to reinforce.

Step 4 - Attaching sleeve to outer fabric and lining

Your sleeve should now resemble a pair of pants. Sew down the center to the left of your outer fabric and the right for your lining.

Step 5 - Pinning together

Bring the lower edges of the sleeve and lining together with right sides touching each other. Match the seams and pin before stitching.

Step 6 - Stitch & hem

Turn sleeves inside out and stitch down the sleeves leaving an 8-inch opening for the arms. Turn the sleeves right side out and hem the opening to complete.

Step 7 - Pinning sleeves to yukata

Pin sleeves to both sides of the yukata at the shoulders.

Step 8 - Joining both sides of yukata

With right sides together stitch both sides of the yukata at the back, leaving the side seams open.

Step 9 - Join the lining

For the yukata lining repeat the same steps at the yukata outer fabric.

Step 10 - Pin & stitch

Following the pattern with right sides together pin yukata lining to the yukata and pin leaving an opening for the sleeves and stitch.

Step 11 - Turning right sides out

From the neck opening, turn yukata right sides out and press.

Step 12 - Sewing the side seams

Sew the side seams off the yukata together.

Step 13 - Interfacing the pieces

Moving on to the neck and waist obi interface your pieces using fusible interfacing and a hot iron.

Step 14 - Stitch neckband pieces

Right sides together take the interfaced neckband pieces and stitch them together.

Step 15 - Attaching neckband

Turn up 1/2 inch of fabric on the bottom of the neckband and press. Then with the right sides join the ends of the neckband together and stitch. Turn the neckband right side out and press.

Step 16 - Joining neckband to yukata

Pin the neckband to the yukata and stitch it making sure not to catch the folded side.

Step 17 - Attaching neckband

Turn the neckband to the inside and pin using the folded edge to seal the raw edges & press.

Step 18 - Interfacing the obi sash, knot and bows

Following the pattern interface the obi sash, knot, and bows.

Step 19 - Stitching the obi sash

Pin the obi sash right sides together and stitch leaving an opening to turn the obi right side out. Clip the corners and then turn the obi right side out. Slip-stitch the opening shut and press.

Step 20 - Hook & eye

Hand sew hook and eye snaps to the ends of the obi sash.

Step 21 - Making the obi support

Following the pattern repeat the same step for the obi support, cutting a piece of cardboard 7x12" and inserting it into the opening. Stitch the open end shut.

Step 22 - Hand sewing

Using the pattern piece as a guide place the obi support onto the sash and hand sew in place on the top and sides to form the knot.

Step 23 - Stuffing for obi pillow

For the obi pillow, repeat the same steps for the sash and insert stuffing to form the pillow. Slip-stitch opening closed.

Step 24 - Inserting obi pillow

Insert obi pillow into support knot.

Step 25 - Pinning obi ties

Following the pattern take your obi ties and pin them right sides together leaving an opening to turn them inside out. Slip-stitch the opening and press the pieces.

Step 26 - Making pleats in obi ties

Using the pattern piece as a guide form pleats in both obi ties and stitch.

Step 27 - Handstitch

Pin the obi ties to the back of the obi sash and hand stitch through the thickness.


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