Are you ready to the next step?
Okay, get started!
Make sure your collar ends
1. Leave the collar end more than 3 cm on the right.
2. Carefully pull out the collar end above the “koshihimo” string so as “shitamae” or the right lower body not to get loose.
Straighten “ohashori” tuck
3. Put the left hand inside the right body from “miyatsuguchi”, a side slit, and put the right hand inside the left body.
4. Move the hands to the sides at the same time to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.
5. Put the hands in the center of the back.
6. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.
7. Make sure how your front tuck is. If the tuck is thin, go on with 8. If the tuck is thick, fold the extra fabric up to make it thinner. Let’s jump to 14.
Cross the collar
8. Basically cross the collar at the hollow of the throat. Place the collar of the right body as covering the bust.
9. Make the collar symmetry.
Tie a “munahimo” string to secure the collar’s position
10. Hold the right under bust very firmly. Take the center of the string with the left hand and pass it to the right hand.
11. Slide the string to the back and cross it on the back.
12. Bring it back to the front, make two loops aside and twist its ends.
13. Tuck them in. Okay, jump to 20!
Another way of straightening the extra fabric
14. If you have the thick “ohashori” tuck , restart here. Slide the right hand along the collar and stop it under the bust, making sure the crossed point of the collar with the left finger.
15. ★ the blue stars are the same place as the fourth finger (no.14). Move it forward horizontally. Be sure to keep the collar’s position (★ the red star).
16. Fold the extra fabric completely up and make smooth above the “koshihimo” string .
17. When folding it up, you have a triangle on the under bust.
18. Align the “ohashori” tuck lines of the front and back.
19. Go back to tying “munahimo”.
20. Remove wrinkles. Push the clothes around “miyatsuguchi” into the front body with both thumbs equally at the same time.
21. Remove wrinkles in the front. Please carefully do it not to get loose the collar.
Tie a “datejime sash
22. Take the center of “datejime” sash, and slide it down along the bust.
23. Cross it at the back. Lower one side.
24. fold it up.
25. Bring the ends to the front. Make two loops and twist them.
26. Tuck them in one by one, holding the twisted loops.
27. If you have a long “ohashori” tuck, shorten it and put it into the “datejime” sash. Make a sharp line around the hip.
28. Make sure the seam lines on the “ohashori” tuck and “okumi” lines are connecting. Let’s see the circle. Clip there to keep the line of the “ohashori” tuck sharp.
Put on a “obiita” board
29. Put a “obiita” board with a belt on the “datejime” sash.
30. If you have a simple obiita board, clip it on the front.
Hey, good job ladies!
Now, you are ready to tie “hanhaba-obi”, a half-sized obi.
To be continued in “How to tie yukata obi”.