Jan. 21st, 2011

Kimono

Jan. 21st, 2011 10:10 pm
saharial: Hidaka (Nissy pink)
I want one. Plain and simple as that. I want a kimono. Not a bathrobe in oriental themed fabric, but a proper one. They are of course expensive, and the ones I see are really just not quite what I have in mind. This means that i need to design and make my own. I don't have a sewing machine and I will have to wait until I have a job before i can actually start to make this, but in the mean time i can design what I want and go looking at fabrics and sewing machines etc. I want to make Hanbok as well, but that's a post for another time.



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This i guess is a nice classic simple design. Everyday wear? hmmm


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I like this modern twist on it, but not very practical or demure ;)


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Is this for a guy?


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I love the embroidery on this!!!


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I love cherry blossoms on everything! But for this i love the mix of light and dark.


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Again with the cherry blossoms though nice to see it in red not pink


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this might be the easiest part to make :/


Its hard to know what design to go for. On a basic level its all rectangles joined together, but i have a feeling that its more complex than that really. Each bit has its own name. anyway. when I am in London on Wednesday, I will have a peek round the fabric shops in soho. I know a lot of them carry the material used in cheongsams, but that's not what I am looking for really. I know I won't be able to get proper Japanese kimono fabric, so I will maybe use silks/cottons and things that are more fancy.

I'll make a small scale model of it in advance as well with any samples i can get too, which I am sure professionals do. I'm not a skinny gal, so i need to make sure I design it to flatter. Some materials are just wrong wrong wrong on a gal with a  big bust and squidgy butt hehe
 









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