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Yuzuru Hanyu Inspired Shirt

Created By:

Duy Truong

Skill Level: Advanced

Hello everyone! My name is Duy (@cafededuy on Instagram) and I’m here to help you recognize your Yuzuru Hanyu dreams. In case you haven’t heard of him, Yuzuru Hanyu is the ice skating prince of Japan and two time Olympic gold medalist. He is most famous for his grace on the ice and his immaculate outfits. 

One of his famous outfits is his blue ombré shirt he wore while skating to Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in Korea. Today, we’re going to recreate that shirt, but somewhat more tangible for us than a professional ice skating shirt. 

Janome Supplies Required
Fabric and Notions Required
  • sheer fabric
  • solid fabric
  • basic shirt pattern
  • blue fabric dye
  • a lot of crystals and adhesive
Instructions

 

First, we can identify that Yuzuru’s shirt is a basic shirt pattern with a turtleneck and sheer sleeves. The sheer fabric is on top of the solid fabric.

I chose to go with chiffon because I quite fond of its airy-ness and texture, and I chose rayon for its softness. But you can also achieve this look with cotton and organza if you want to save some money. 

I drafted my own pattern because I know what works on me. But if you can’t do that, a simple shirt pattern works too. You would just have to manipulate the pattern to resemble Yuzuru’s shirt. 

 

 

In the past, sewing delicate fabrics on machines always gives me heavy anxiety;  there’s always a good chance that the machine could rip apart my chiffon or organza. Luckily, my Janome Skyline S9 doesn’t do that; I can go at any speed I want without any issues. With the Skyline S9, you can opt for any variation of stitches, but I went for a basic straight stitch because it works really well with the chiffon. If you choose organza, this is a great option as well. 

 

If you don’t have a serger for raw edges, here’s a trick that works really well until you can get your hands on one: heavy satin stitch on the edges.

In layman’s terms, use the zig-zag pattern, with minimal length/distance, desired width (I go wide as I can), and high tension.

 

 

I opted for puff sleeves, which means I have to find a way to gather all of that fabric to fit into the armhole. Luckily, I have my Janome Ruffle Foot - which is compatible with all Janome sewing machines. This foot is a life saver and can quickly turn all of your fabric width smaller, depending on the adjustable ruffle size you desire. 

This foot is also friendly to the soft delicate sheer fabrics. 

 

 

Once you’ve sewn your shirt together, it’s time for the dye. Follow the instructions of your chosen dye.

To create the gradient dye, mark the points of your shirt with a pin. 

Start with the lightest tone. Every time you go towards the end of the shirt, make sure you raise your shirt out of the water and then add more dye for more saturation.

 

The fun part: bedazzle your shirt to your heart’s content. Yuzuru’s shirt is a blend of a variety of gold and blue shades, and sizes - so go nuts. This is also the most time-consuming part, so remember to take breaks and drink some water. 

 

And here’s the final result of my interpretation of Yuzuru Hanyu’s Chopin shirt

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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