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Topic: Alexander Mcqueen Kimono Jacket sew-along anyone? FREE pattern download!!  (Read 24680 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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« 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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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008 11:31:52 AM »

I haven't had a look yet.. I was going to just make my mock-up using scraps from my fabric stash.. then see how it holds with that.. but to begin with I'll probably use something that'd be suitable for a pair of curtains Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008 04:15:13 PM »

Not got any photos of it - will have to get some taken when I am feeling better

loukr, IMO you want a stable fabric, but not something too stiff or thick (ie don't think a lot of curtain fabric would be suitable), otherwise you could have problems creating all those lovely crisp folds and end up with too much bulk on the back - when the item is finished you can feel by the weight there is a lot of fabric there. 

 
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008 02:29:40 PM »

Wow, that's such a lovely Jacket. I would love to join the sew-along.
I've just downloaded the pattern, printed it and am now cutting and glueing it all up. I would love this in a silk taffeta, it would be great for the holidays, better do a muslin first though.

I've no idea how this will work out, maybe because:
the only fabric in my stash that might work for a muslin is a quite thick linnen
i'm not really getting the instructions
I would like to lengthen the jacket a bit
and last but not least ... I'm probable twice the size of the model and with all the pleats or maybe they're darts am not sure where to start adding width  Tongue

Well I'll just see how things go, I do think it will be worth the trouble in the end.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008 05:54:29 AM »

I'd make your first muslin up in the original size, and go from there working out where you'll need more. I can imaging lengthening it should be the easiest part, but increasing the size maybe a little more tricky :S I've had no time to even start this yet Sad I so want it tooooo!
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2008 03:15:00 PM »

i fancy a sewalong but it may be a while till i grab fabric and cut stuff out, as i'm currently in uni and havent got my sewing machine  Sad
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2009 11:59:25 AM »

Okay...so I've gone to the trouble of printing it all off (can't see anywhere where it says you need more than one bit of each piece - where was that?) but I'm so confused by the instuctions? I don;t want to break things  Cry so am asking for help  Huh  Huh  Huh - is there a walk through (video or ENGLISH - not gibberish) of putting the bits together that is clearer anywhere!?

Pleas help  Undecided
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009 01:39:02 PM »

I love the jacket, A sew along might help , I also larger than the model I'm going to show this to my daughter and see if she would be interested in it.
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009 04:06:15 PM »

I first saw this jacket a year ago..I had just started teaching myself to sew.. (didn't even know how to use a machine). There is still lots I don't know but I'm not as intimidated by this jacket. I might join in if it isn't too late? I am a huge procrastinator though so it may take me forever Roll Eyes

I haven't read through all of the instructions but what I did look at seemed to be very confusing. Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2009 10:38:31 AM »

I never started the thing.. I'm too worried about messing up and just haven't got the time at the moment Sad
nor the money, or fabric.. meeehhhhhhh!!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2009 11:54:44 AM »

Have soe gorge fabric, but don't want to waste it getting this horrible wrong. I just don;t see how people knew they needed a certain amount of certain bits. I printed out all the pattern pieces and was just more confused. Maybe its a bit ol trick! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2009 09:07:29 AM »

I have just recently found and downloaded this pattern.  I was absolutely fascinated when I saw the pictures.  I have printed out a small version of the pattern, which I cut out and began to put together with tiny pieces of tape following the instructions that were given with the pattern.  As I folded it together it looks like it will work pretty well.  I was actully quite impressed with how well the lines match up.  My little folded, origami looked very much like the pictures except on the lower back.  The center back points point toward center back instead of away from center back.  I can't get the nice inverted "V" shape that is seen in the pictures.  I am hoping this inverted "V" can be manipulated into place in the fabtic where it is difficult to do in the paper version.  I plan to do a muslin first and work out the bugs.  Also, in the instructions it leaves out matching the "X" markings.  And does anyone know what size this pattern is?  Some have said it is too small, but no one has said what size it is. I haven't decided on fabric yet; waiting to see how the muslin works out to make that decision.  However, I have decided that if I go to all the work to make this I want it to be in a fabric that would go with many basics so I will wear it alot.     
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2010 11:26:50 PM »

Realize I'm a bit late, but I was just looking at another sew along and this one got my attention too. It's "sew" pretty, I might give it a go after the other jacket Smiley Anyone have any completed pics yet?
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2012 07:44:50 PM »

Hi there,

Well, it seems I'm jumping in waaaay to late in the thread but I do wonder how the sew-along fared. I would very much like to see what you guys have done! I found this pattern just a few days ago and decided to plunge ahead and do it. It was a bumpy ride but well worth it.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2012 01:30:56 AM »

Hey guys, I never got round to it.. it's still all printed out ready to make but I just never have the time to really concentrate on it, which is a shame! I WILL have the time some time though as I'd still love to make it. Feel free to post in the thread though with pics etc if you've completed it or progress piccies Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2012 05:15:12 AM »

AMAZINGNESS! Can't wait for your tute!!
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« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2012 01:17:25 AM »

AMAZINGNESS! Can't wait for your tute!!
Thank you for your kind words :-) Working on the tute....wish me luck!
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2012 07:17:28 PM »

Can't wait to see your McQueen!
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