Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Trouble with my first kosode
- Ok, I understand cutting out the curve. What does the front of it look like before you sew the eri down. It seems very high up on my neck when I try it on. Do I fold it down or work the eri onto it?
----- Original Message ----
From: wodeford <wodeford@...>
Sent: Monday, September 1, 2008 1:56:21 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Trouble with my first kosode
--- In sca-jml@yahoogroups .com, "pernika2003" <pernika2003@ ...> wrote:
> I just
> can't seem to understand how the eri attaches to the migoro and then
> the okumi. Do you cut part of it off at the top??
Yes. "Measure the width of your neck with a ruler, add 1", and using
the back seam as the center point, mark this measurement. Cut a slight
curve about an inch deep at its lowest point."
http://www.wodeford hall.com/ figure5.jpg shows the approximate curve
you remove at the top of the center back seam. It's a very shallow curve.
Once you've cut that curve, "Find the center point on the long side of
the collar (eri) and match it to the center back seam at the bottom of
the curved cut. Allow yourself a full 1/2" seam allowance and,
starting from the center back, sew the eri to the body all the way to
the body all the way around the curve and down the open front edge of
the migoro until you get to the okumi." Do each side and stop at the
top of the okumi. You should have even lengths left at this point.
Look at this photo:
http://www.tnm go.jp/gallery/ search/images/ 500/C0015212. jpg
You can see how the eri angles down across the okumi until it reaches
the okumi's outer edge. Pin the eri in place so it does this, attach
with basting stitch on both sides and check it. If it's lying straight
and even, sew it down. THEN you can trim off the triangular bits of
the okumi before folding the eri over and attaching it.
Saionji no Hanae
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- --- In email@example.com, Eliza Hulce <pernika2003@...> wrote:
> Ok, I understand cutting out the curve. What does the front of itlook like before you sew the eri down. It seems very high up on my
neck when I try it on. Do I fold it down or work the eri onto it?
The curve cut should be done at the midpoint between the front and
back body panels - in other words, the 1" dip should be 1" below the
The eri gets folded over for finishing. If you've tried it on before
it's folded down it will feel and look a little weird.
The finished eri should lie against the back of your neck.