As much as I would love to make a more accurate one, these are for a game where they are likely to get either dirty, damaged, or both. Also, I would love a kimono set for my size, but I also just don't have the funds for either high end cotton or silk with a proper obi.
However, I am really happy with my first attempts at even a costume one.
So fun! I have to admit, I throw my selvedges away! But every time I see something awesome like this, I wish I didn't
There was a lot of inspiration from various selvedge blogs. there are people who have re-covered chairs, made lampshades, dresses, and other things all out of selvedges. I like that nothing gets thrown away. I still have a half a bag of selvedges that i should do something with it...and I have a chair that needs re-covering too...hhmmmmm
I have seen quilt kits at walmart that would do well to help you get started. the kit comes with a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, a few rulers, a clear plexi ruler (which is really handy i might add), and I believe it also comes with pins and safety pins. Unfortunately I dont remember exactly how much it costs, but its well worth the investment