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!
- 6 Yards of Apple Green Cotton Broadcloth
- 6 Yards of Royal Blue Poly-Silk Lining
- 5 Yards of Royal Blue Cotton Broadcloth
- 2 Yards of Black Cotton Broadcloth
- 2 Yards of Fusible Interfacing
- Simplicity 4080
- Cotton Craft Stuffing
- 1 Piece Of Cardboard 7"x12"
- Sewing Machine
- Hook and Eye Snaps
- Matching Thread
DIY Yukata Cosplay Tutorial
STEP 2 Stitch The Edges
Staystitch the front and back neck edges then stitch front to back at shoulder seams..
STEP 3 Pin 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 Sew 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 Seam Mathcing
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 8 Stitching The Yukata
With right sides together stitch both sides of the yukata at the back, leaving the side seams open.
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 13 Interfacing
Moving on to the neck and waist obi interface your pieces using fusible interfacing and a hot iron.
STEP 14 Stitch Neckbands
Right sides together take the interfaced neckband pieces and stitch them together.
STEP 15 Press 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 Pin 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 19 Stitch 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 21 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 Sew Obi Support
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 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 25 Pin 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.