mandag den 23. januar 2012

New stuff bought in the larst treee months

Found this Tsukesage on YAJ, I was the only one, who bid : D. 
It should be 168cm long and 132 wide so I can fitt more or less ; )
It is rare I see a Tsukesage that I like, I often find the patterns a little fragmented, but I like the colors in this one and is super excited about how it really looks like, when it comes home

I allso got this Summer kimono, it is a little small, so this will be for a pair of jeans.

I bought this for $ 0.99 + shipping,I fell in love with the simplicity of the pattern, I have to re-sew it, to make it wider,  when it comes home

And this bundel I got today, again without any other bid - 3000 yen+ fees + shipping ect. but still it is CHEAP, maybe I missed something important in my translation of the text - Japanese to Danish. 

It is a mixture of Haori and kimonos, in my translation there should be several, which should be weareble.

If not else there will be a lot of nice materials for future projects

søndag den 15. januar 2012

Restructuring a kimono

I have started to expand one of my narrow kimonos, ie. I have separated lined the outer layer so that I can include material on the sides and the panels (ukumi) in front.

Got some great images of the neck drop, and to my surprise there were a bit of cotton/ wool in the corners, it gives nice little strong corners, so I will put it back, afterwards.


All seams along the kimono frontlay was basted to in the vastefabric to the vastefabrib on the lining, I have a little difficult to figure out how that is possible to do, because it looks like, all seams, except the collar, is sewn from the inside - interesting

fredag den 13. januar 2012

A small kimono challenge #6

Iinspired by the this blog and several other blogges I have taken up this challenge too.

Here is the challenge/things to do:
Requirement: at least one pic or video in every post...!

1. How did I hear about kimonos& first kitsuke toughts and stuff
2. My dearest kimono item(s)
3. My most used kimono item(s) (not counting jubans, datejimes etc.)
4. My least used kimono item(s)
5. My favourite coordination(s) so far
6. What things I like and what not in kimonos(&why)
7. Kimono confessions. Did you know that...
8. The massive want-to-buy-list(or in this situation what-I-would-like-to-buy-but-don't-have-enought-money-or-any-occassion-to-wear-it-list)
9. My biggest fears&wishes what comes to kimonos
10. My biggest inspirations in kimonos
11. My kimono collection
12. The evolution of my kitsuke

What things I like and what not in kimonos(&why)???

I start with what I experience as a a challenge, the padding, it is a hassle and very hot, I wouls really like to be able to do it without.
I've tried different solutions, but have yet to fine the ONE..

Two medium towels and three small towels

se more, for the soft one on:

So what do I like ...
The silhouette (tube),
which draws my attention to the colors, patterns and aesthetics, the rules that inspire and challenge me in a playfull way.

The dolls is from