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Make sure your collar ends
1. Make sure that the left end of the collar is firmly held by the the “koshihimo”.
2. Carefully pull out the collar end above the “koshihimo” so as “shitamae” or the right part not to get loose.
Straighten “ohashori” tuck
3. Put the hands in the center of the back.
4. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make the “ohashori” tuck line sharp.
5. Put the left hand inside the right part from “miyatsuguchi”, a side opening, and put the right hand inside the left part.
6. Move the hands to the sides at the same time to make the “ohashori” tuck line sharp.
7. Check your front tuck. 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.
Close the collar
8. Place the collar of the right part like wrapping the breast.
9. Do the same for the left part. Make the collar symmetry.
10. Hold the collar under the breast 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 and cross the ends.
13. Tuck them in. Okay, jump to 20!
Another way of straightening the extra fabric
14. If you have the thick “ohashori”, start from here. Slide the right hand along the collar and stop it under the bust, making sure the cross 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. Tuck in all extra fabric at the front.
17. Make a triangle fold under the bust. This is the view after tucking.
18. Match the front and rear “ohashori” tuck lines on the right side.
19. Go back to 10~13, tying “munahimo”.
20. Remove wrinkles on the back. Push the back bodice at “miyatsuguchi” into the front bodice with both thumbs at the same time.
21. Remove wrinkles at the front. Please carefully do it not to get loose the collar.
22. Place the center of “datejime” sash on the upper part of the chest and slide it under the breast.
23. Cross it at the back. Pull one side down.
24. Fold it up.
25. Bring the ends to the front. Make two loops and cross the ends.
26. Tuck them in one by one while holding the twisted knot.
27. If you have a long “ohashori”, shorten it and put it into the “datejime”. Make a sharp line around the hip.
28. Make sure that the seams on the “Ohashori” tuck are connected to the seams on the “Okumi”. Let’s see the circle. Pinch there with a clip to keep the line of the “ohashori” tuck sharp.
Put on “obiita” board
29. Put your “obiita” board with a belt on the “datejime”.
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”.
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