13 March 2016

Making a Dress - Red Skull Lace Kimono

When it comes to kimono making I just concentrate on the fabric since the construction is the same for all of them.

Therefore when I saw this fabric for sale on a FB fabric selling group, you bet I was going to make a kimono out of it.

However the fabric is very fluid so I will need to take my time making this one.

So first thing first cutting the pieces.



Who would have thought this would be a challenge.  So many adjustments and then readjustments just to make sure everything is straight.  However I managed it and to help with identification I rolled each piece separately.

Time to begin sewing the back seam.  I don't really need to do this but I did it because it makes the kimono look correct.  However rather then cutting the main body piece in two as it is normally, I just cut up to the middle and then sew the 1cm back seam.  Less risk of cutting wonky.

It dawned on me as I was cutting the lace that there was not a lot of fabric to create the marks.  What am I going to do?  Well the solution is sewing in bright neon yellow thread at the points.  So time consuming but it is a lot better then trying to draw a chalk or water soluble ink line.



I have to admit I have not put all the marks needed but we will let that slide.  Yep winging it as I go along.

Still it is nice working with this lace.

I got very absorb making this kimono so not a lot inbetween photos but here is the finished product.




Now to marvel at the work.

3 comments:

Hairan Zuchelli said...

wow, love the lace, very interesting pattern!!

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Quat said...

I can't waaaait to see this over a juban. WHAT KIND OF JUBAN THO IS IT GOING TO BE SOMETHING PLAIN OR SOMETHING WITH ANOTHER PATTERN SO THERE'RE LAYERS OF DESIGN OMGGG.

Kitty Kanzashi said...

I would probably opt for a plain juban to begin with but I will use a kimono to begin with until I get round to making a special juban for it.