Thursday, August 26, 2010


This I made a few years ago. It is made with Butterick 6698 with a few alterations to make it a little more accurate.There are three parts to this kimono: there is the actual kimono, a belt (know as an obi), and the white collar.

Above are the front, back, and side view of the kimono. It is made from a cotton fabric printed with cranes. The obi is red to contrast the black background of the fabric and to match the crest on the cranes.

Here's a close-up of the "neckline" and the back. The white collar is actually a separate part and hangs a little off the neck in the back.

Here is a close-up of the obi with an attempted "butterfly knot."

Here is the sleeve. It is a long sleeve: long sleeves on kimonos are for young, unmarried ladies, while short length sleeves are for older women or married women.

That is my kimono.

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