Here is “men-ro” or an airy cotton fabric woven by reducing threads.
That pattern is the combination of peonies and thin grasses (botan to tsuyushiba).
that’s my favorite.
Okay, let’s soak the fabric!
I soaked the fabric for 3 hours.
It was shorter than “Soak yukata before making it”.
When starch on the fabric dissolved and the water became sticky, take it out.
After lightly rinsing with a washing machine, dehydrate within 1 minute.
It will be wet but not dripped
It’s okay to be half dried or completely dried.
It depends on you.
Leave it for 2 or 3 days because it might shrink more.
Before soaking : length 12.49 m width 41.0 cm
After soaking：length 12.40 m width 39.8 cm
The vertical length was shrunken to 9 centimeters .
If you started without soaking, a problem that you have to sew again would happen.
The next step is straightening the fabric.
The distorted texture should be lined up.
Please don’t stretch the shrunken fabric. Then take wrinkles out with steam
Check the entire of the fabric whether it has a scratch or something wrong.
If you find something, mark there with thread.
Hide the something wrong inside when you sew.
Please look forward to my new “yukata”!