My daughter asked me to make her a kimono for her Hello Kitty. I have a Japanese book on making kimono for children, it was fairly easy to scale it down to a stuffed animal, although a bit challenging to adapt to kitty's proportions. It ended up being a bit bunchy across the shoulders but my daughter was satisfied. http://www.purplekappa.com/images/hkkimono1.jpghttp://www.purplekappa.com/images/hkkimono2.jpghttp://www.purplekappa.com/images/hkkimono3.jpg
I got lazy in the end and just did a plain bow for the obi, I may redo it with something more elaborate.