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jezzyloo
« on: September 09, 2006 03:03:02 AM »

When I was 17, my boyfriend went to visit family in Japan and came back with lots of goodies, including a gorgeous blue cotton kimono. He told me that his mother picked it out and was going to make a sash for me too. I was psyched.


Until we broke up soon after his return. Five years later, it was still hanging patiently in my closet with the tag still on. After all those times I wondered if I'd ever wear it, I decided no and got to reconstructing... There were big gaping holes under the armpits, so I seamed those up, but I refused to do away with my handy little pockets.


I cut it off short and put a heavy hem in there to keep it weighed down and not so breezy round the bum. Then I took an old sheet that I tried to make a robe with a while back (and failed. damn you kwiksew. you must hate me) and fixed up a simple sash. I'll most likely be tying it in the front, but for the sake of having fun, I put the tie in the back.



I also made it something I can wear to class over a tank top and a long skirt or pants.


Thank you for looking, and.... thanks Kazu-chan (ex's mama)!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006 09:10:37 AM »

really cute! Love the fabric, and good jod reconstructing it Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006 09:35:05 AM »

Wow! That is really nice! The sash is a great touch. So, have you worn it to class, yet?
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2006 11:22:29 AM »

It is gorge fabric and I just love what you did with it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2006 11:36:33 AM »

In my younger days! (LMAO) I found that reconning an ex's stuff made me feel soooooooooooooooooo ooooooo much better! I hope it did the same for you ! absolutely fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006 09:26:31 PM »

I can't see any of the pics... littel red x's only...
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2006 11:48:22 PM »

I see them now... awesome! I love it!

Your X future MIL would be horrified I'm sure... lol

Great job I dig it
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006 12:11:29 AM »

damn. i had to fix the links, and now they're all blurry Sad oh well. you get the idea...


thanks for the compliments Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2006 01:28:29 AM »

Very nice, I like how you kept the sleeves. It is a very pretty colour.

I am pretty sure that it was yukata rather than a kimono however  Wink.
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jezzyloo
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2006 09:17:33 AM »

I am pretty sure that it was yukata rather than a kimono however  Wink.

Well I knew it was a yukata (and called it that in my blog), but for the sake of posting here since a lot of people don't know what that is, i called it a kimono.
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