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Topic: Alexander Mcqueen Kimono Jacket sew-along anyone? FREE pattern download!!  (Read 24679 times)
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« on: September 12, 2008 06:34:39 AM »

http://showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html

Things just got a whole lot better - the AMAZING podsgirl has written a step-by-step with piccies for those who are finding this tricky, you can find it here on her blog http://blithestitches.wordpress.com/tutorials-tips-and-tricks/tutorial-de-mystifying-alexander-mcqueens-kimono-jacket/

If anyone wanted to try it, fancy a sew-along??

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madmonkey
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 10:16:28 AM »

oh I'd love to, but I don't think my skills are up to it.  I'd love to see folks undertake this adventure.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 05:40:22 PM »

I made this earlier in the year  - I remember there being some vague instructions, but it was a good challenge and rewarding when I figured it out  - so have a look at it again and play around with the pieces and joining the letters up to create the folds.  I can give you hints but I don't want to spoil it for you.

One mistake I made (but did not realise my mistake until after I finished) was I thought I would have the longer end (the long rectangle bit that makes the collar & front edging) on my right so that the jacket would overlap the traditional side for a female - however to do that in Japanese custom is the way they dress their dead  Shocked 
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 02:56:16 AM »

ooh.. i didn't know that! how did you find that out?! eek!

I'll have another go with the pieces when I get a spare couple of hours!!one thing that'd really help though, would be to know how many of each piece I need?! I know I need two of 1, 3 and 4.. any others?!

ergh..! it's confusing me just looking at the instructions!

MADMONKEY!!! try it anyway, I have no idea what I'm doing but I am determined!! hehe
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008 01:53:17 PM »

one thing that'd really help though, would be to know how many of each piece I need?! I know I need two of 1, 3 and 4.. any others?!
that is right plus 2 of #5
that leaves one cut of pieces #2, 6, 7

http://www.japanesekimono.com/kimono_robe.htm
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008 07:57:24 PM »

hmm...looks way way beyond my skill level, but i'd be down to join in!

loukr: how is yours coming along so far?
little button: can you post a pic of your finished garment, pretty please?? and bravo to you for finishing it! whew!! it looks intense!!

i just saw this finished one on burdastyle...very inspiring!
http://www.burdastyle.com/creations/show/11619
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008 10:43:51 AM »

holy cow!  you're right, the burdastyle pics are super-inspiring.  Maybe I'll try ... are others really going to do this?  what fabrics are you planning on using?
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008 02:27:16 PM »

well, i did a quick search on craftster for 'mcqueen kimono" and a lot of posts came up. judging from the date stamps, i think that kimono pattern has been around since 2005!?! so, we definitely wouldn't be the first to do it. as far as fabric....i have no idea what i'd use! i don't have anything on hand, so i would have to purchase something. it looks like it absolutely needs a stiffer fabric that will hold it's shape. i have some fabric that *would* work but it has a directional pattern on it and there's NO WAY i'd subject myself to that kind of torture, LOL.

anywho....seems like it might make me swear a whole lot, and i'm assuming i would need to have some cocktails while constructing this to actually keep my nerve about it..but HOT DAMN the finished results are soooo worth it! it's a gorgeous garment, isn't it??
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008 10:20:49 AM »

it is gorgeous!!

But im still stuck on step 3 or something silly.. Sad I'm just trying to piece the paper pattern together.. and it's really really not working at the moment!!

stiff fabric is definately the way to go.. I so so so want to do this but its just so tricky.. wine all the way Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008 10:35:51 AM »

can you give me an idea of what kind of fabric you're using?  I'm thinking of making a trip to the fabric shop soon ...
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