fredag den 21. september 2012

A small kimono challenge #7

Inspired 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

Did you know that?
I own more than forty  kimonos and I can only fit maybe six properly, that I have more than sixty obi`s there most is too short for me, I have more kimonos ans accessories than normal clothes...

Why? every time I buy something new, I love the pattern, colour, weave ect. and I think I will make it into something else, but when the kimono arrives I can`t cut it...

lørdag den 8. september 2012

Sewing projekt

I have adored a kimono from Minä Perhonen, (Kimono Hime vol. 3)
So now I am making my own directly inspired by it.

Mine is going to be made of a wool Tsumugi bolt, here is the design.

 I have stitched the pieces loosely together, cheating a bit, but it makes it very easy to end the pattern in the right places.
And I know this is not the "right" way to embroider but the point is to make something I like : D

So I have allmost finish it, and yet I am so far away.
In one way or another, I have mis judged where the embroidery was to be placed, I do not understand it, I measured several times, held it up in front of me, looked after in the mirror where to place embroidery, before I made ​​kimono.

So now the kimono it's almost done, but the embroidery is placed to high. 

My solution so far, is to insert a piece of cloth in the middle, so the lower part of the kimono comes further down,and then stich the bottom up.

This is where it is placed now

This is there it should be placed

New Tsumugi

I have just bought this lovely Tsumugi  from Ichiroya and it is 170cm long and 138 sleeve to sleeve. Subtle yet contemporary (in my opinion),  feel very lucky.

I have also got this one from Shinei
Love the pattern that is made from negative to positive.