I finished my tekkou today. Let's cut right to the chase!
So the push-button fastening method didn't work in my taste so I had to cut yet another tekkou, boy I've screwed up two now... oh well, this time it went well so it's ok, practice makes perfect.
I won't show you again the first steps of tekkou making because those have been described in part 1 and 2 already. But after I had cut out and decoration stitched around a new tekkou and folded in the sides I went and got the leather fabric again and drew two 50 cm long and 2,5 cm wide ties on the wrong side of the fabric with an ink pen. I made sure to check that the fabric stretched horizontally so that the ties would stretch a bit if needed. I used one tie per tekkou.
|I've drawn out the ties...|
|Cut them out|
|Testing it on.. ties are just wrapped around once and tucked under|
|No retarded side buttons hihi|
|And they overlap closer to the middle, yay! (I didn't bother to get them to be aligned lol)|
|Former curtain rings, they'll soon get a new more exciting use ~|
|Hand-sew to and fro for strength|
After that I was pretty much finished. Yay, no more errors! I'm glad my "use ties to fasten" idea worked as well as it did, when I do it my way it doesn't derp ~ *coughyeahrightcough* Well, not always as this proved! D:
|Finished product (sorry it bunches, it does that if I move my hand certain angles)|
|Under arm <3|
|Finished tekkou, front and back side|
Hmm... what's next? Probably make the blue kimono ~