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Topic: (IMG heavy)First attempt at my wedding kimono ended in costume haha!  (Read 1265 times)
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« on: March 08, 2013 11:46:54 PM »

Ok, lil back story to the madness haha. My wedding plans involve a lot of Japanese themeory, so I wanted to try making a kimono (as my wedding kimono will be in a geogous red silk with gold bamboo and cherry blossom embroidery)... Figured it would give me a good idea as to what I was getting myself into... (note: I'm hand making ALL my wedding attire, including most of the guests haha sew me to the padded walls now!)

Here's the madness I ended up with (I dressed up with all the makeup just for fun, my brother made it more interesting haha)


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The Back


The Side


Few other Random Poses for the fun of it!







Pardon my crappy Iphone picture quality haha!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013 11:48:07 PM by Tenitsu » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013 03:56:23 AM »

Oh my, I want to see your wedding kimono so badly! It sounds beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013 04:32:28 PM »

It will probably be a few years before I attempt that one 14 yards of that silk and no room for error (T.T). Cant wait to figure out how to put a hakama together for my husband's outfit and all my brothers. Then my only obstical is seriously downsizing a kimono and a hakama for my toddler and my baby brother!

=^.^= I'm so glad you liked it, gives me the confidence to try again!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013 06:46:46 AM »

Hi,
The kimono may not have come out as you wanted it to, but I think it's beautiful. Do you have a pattern, or sketch, that you could post online? I'm really struggling to find a good kimono pattern.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 01:59:37 PM »

Hi,
The kimono may not have come out as you wanted it to, but I think it's beautiful. Do you have a pattern, or sketch, that you could post online? I'm really struggling to find a good kimono pattern.

Thanks!

It was a ton of work, took 3 weeks to finish. I used Simplicity 4080 as a basis with added research on traditional kimono pieces on the internet to alter it (as compared to Japanese women I'm considered tall hehe) My kimono isnt in as many pieces as a traditional kimono, but I altered the biggest pieces mainly length wise for my long arms n legs. The Obi was actually the easiest part though I needed much stiffer fabric than what I used.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013 12:36:30 AM »

But shouldn't the obi be worn a little bit higher? (according to pics and videos I've seen ^^)
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013 03:53:49 AM »

Yeah the fabric I used was uber lightweight and really didnt hold its shape well, it slid...ALOT! haha lesson learned for next time, heavier shape-holding fabric for the Obi. I'll see if I cant drum out a sketch for the pieces and measurements I used, The sleeves are tricky, I figured out an easier way to do them, when I get the sketch ready I'll post my trick for the sleeves too
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