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Finally, Those Kimono Pics [Jan. 30th, 2008|02:48 pm]
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This is my "wearable mockup" kimono, meaning I didn't finish edges and was a bit sloppy on measurements, so it's wearable and looks fine but would fray like crazy if I washed it. The big thing it did was let me know what worked size wise and if I needed to make any adjustments. I could make the sleeves a little fuller if I wanted, which I may on the other one or two I plan to make before the con in a week and a half.

Today I cut fabric for Kimono #2, it was quite easy since it's mostly rectangles. Looking at the scraps I even thought of a contrasting kimono to make using the leftover bits for collar, cuff and obi. Since it's mostly straight lines for sewing it also goes together quickly, so Kimono #2 should be done today or tomorrow, #3 done shortly after that. A #4 depends on time and if I already have the materials, I'm not going to spend more money for fabric if I can avoid it.
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[User Picture]From: affreca
2008-01-30 09:55 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I agree that the sleeves should be fuller. A hakama would work.
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From: skyscape
2008-01-30 10:24 pm (UTC)
Looks good. I'll agree on the sleves as well, but all in all, good job!
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[User Picture]From: arian1
2008-01-31 01:55 am (UTC)
Nice work man! I have oodles of kimono about here from Naomi's work but yet to get myself a nice wearable set. Although, I have found that since men's kimono are essentially women's kimono with the sleeves sewn down, I could get away with recycling a nice vintage wool one. :)

If you're curious about more kimono stuff, check out kimonoasobi.com.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2008-01-31 03:04 am (UTC)
Those are some pretty cool kimonos. If I had more time I'd expand the wardrobe for the convention and add some pants and outer garments, but with a week and a half I'll be able to repeat what I've done but not expand much. Maybe next year a happi coat and hakama pants with an outfit. This year I'll be struggling to get the obi's right (the back needs some work.)
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[User Picture]From: arian1
2008-01-31 03:12 am (UTC)
Well keep in mind male obi are easy :) Much less complicated than female obi's. Long thin sash, wrap it around and tie it. Viola!

Good luck with the con :)

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[User Picture]From: drpaisley
2008-01-31 04:14 am (UTC)

Call that a kimono?

It's all one color, and no paisley at all! Hah!

Does look good, though, despite its deficiencies.
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