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.