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Kimono

This weekend, I;m going to the Matsuri Festival in the Brooklyn Botanic gardens.I'm making a kimono to wear. I've already made my under kimono. I used a white king-sized sheet & am old white pillowcase (cuz I need a scooch more fabric on a fold that I didn't have cuz I laid things out badly XD). I bought 8 yards or what was on the bolt & I have about 2 yards (?) left of Asian inspired cotton that feels silky. Everything except the neck over band is cut out & I just need to se3w it together. Then I need to cut out my obi. I have 3 yards each of 2 different cotton fabrics to make it. One's an aqua & white geometric, the other is a purple "tie-dye" with white butterflies on it. Why those colors? They are found on my kimono fabric. I'm lazy & I'm NOT matching patterns on the kimono. XD For a pattern I'm using a combination of Folkwear's kimono pattern (http://www.folkwear.com/113.html) & Simplicity's kimono pattern (http://www.simplicity.com/misses-costumes/4080.html#sz=30&start=113). This required a bit of fussing, since Simplicity's pattern's run small. XD Also, The Simplicity pattern really isn't a kimono. There's a should seam, there's not overlap panel, it's held together with snaps?! & While it has a "cheat" obi, obi DOES NOT have boning in it! ^^; So why didn't I just use my Folkwear pattern? It's even smaller than Simplicity's. XD I did use it to make my Rin-chan (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/vi/f/fd/Rin.PNG) but it never fit right in the chest & now my hips are too wide to make it work right. XD Much easier to make a new one. :D Pix will come when I'm all done & will be taken at the festival. :D

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n0t_again
Apr. 28th, 2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see it! I'll bet you look so fabulous! :D
kiramaru7
Apr. 29th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope so! XD
ranuel
Apr. 29th, 2016 02:46 pm (UTC)
New garb is always fun!
kiramaru7
Apr. 30th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
Yup! I'm almost done too! All I need to do is turn my obi right side out. :D
luxquintessence
Apr. 29th, 2016 11:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely! Please post a picture when you are done :)
kiramaru7
Apr. 30th, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lux! Will do! :D
kattrip033
Apr. 30th, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
You've been working hard on it, Kira.

Can't wait to see the pictures.
kiramaru7
Apr. 30th, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
I know, right? XD

As soon as I get them I'll post them. XD
kattrip033
Apr. 30th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Woot!
kiramaru7
May. 1st, 2016 01:50 am (UTC)
:D
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