DIY Projects based on Kakkoii Couture Remake / Cut-Up Couture by Koko Yamase

DIY Projects based on Kakkoii Couture Remake / Cut-Up Couture by Koko Yamase

Koko Yamase Kakkoii Couture RemakeRecently, I visited San Francisco Japan Town’s Kinokuniya book store. My first ever garment upcycling / refashion book “Kakkoii Couture Remake” by Koko Yamase (pictured left) was there. Having done several projects from this book, I was swept with happiness. Koko Yamase‘s website Matriochka is both fashionable and home-y, and this book has that vibe. Undoubtedly, this is the book that got me into stylish garment upcycling.

The English version Cut-Up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew book (pictured below right) is now available. The project featured on the English cover is my favorite, and Carly Cais of Chic Steals shared her step-by-step tutorial of this convertible blouson tunic.

There’s no excuse for fellow DIY fashion lovers not to have this book. It’s really inspirational and straightforward. The projects encourage you to rethink and reshape men’s sweatshirts, T-shirts, and dress shirts into beautiful, fashionable home couture pieces.

My latest project from this book was the one on the Japanese book cover. The process was quite fun and painless! It took several hours to complete it. It could’ve been finished faster, but I didn’t have a dress form and had to go back and forth to the mirror to check the pieces’ alignments.

With that said, below is the up-to-date list of DIY projects I have done based on the this book. The page numbers noted below are based on the Japanese version “Kakkoii Couture Remake.”

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page 8 – 10

Draped Blouse Sweatshirt

Featured in Three New Additions to My Wardrobe

 

page 16, 23

Blouse with Flower Sleeves from Sweatshirt

Featured in DIY Layered Flounce Sleeves.

 

page 17 – 18

Balloon Sweater

Featured in Three New Additions to My Wardrobe.

 

On Japanese version’s cover, page 29 – 31

Trompe-L’oeil One-Piece from T-Shirts

 

page 43, 68

Knit T-Shirt with woven men’s shirt sleeves

Featured in Knit T-Shirt with Dress Shirt Sleeves.

 

page 45 – 47

V-Neck Gilet made with men’s shirt

Featured in Making 2 Tops from a Men’s Dress Shirt.

 

page 60 – 62

Patched Blouse made with men’s shirt

Featured in Three New Additions to My Wardrobe.

 

page 79, 85

Tie-In Sweater

Featured in Transitional piece 2: Tie-In Sweater.

You’ve been warned. The projects are so much fun. So have fun!
Musank

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Mira Musank

Fashion lover who becomes obsessed to do endless DIY projects, especially garments and accessories. Occasionally takes a break to play RPG games on PlayStation. An avid blogger since 2007.

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