Friday, June 01, 2007

kimono


kimono, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

This was what I spent most of last Saturday making. I wanted a summer dressing gown and this fits the bill perfectly.

The fabric is a cheap (4m for £4.40) poly-cotton (probably) from the Textile Centre on Walthamstow market. I used a kosode/kimono pattern I came across online. You can't really tell, but the sleeves are sewn together under the armhole for those classic dangly sleeves. I did French seams everywhere, which took ages, but was worth it for a neat finish. The belt's just a long skinny rectangle. This was a fun pattern, because you just start with a series of rectangles, sew them together, do a little folding and cutting and there you go. Sort of. It took about 6 hours. Anyway, I like the result.

5 comments:

Elly said...

Looks great Bekki. I want one maybe. Can't really tell how big the shetland triangle is. Can we have some photos of you wearing it when you are ready.

Pig wot flies said...

Not very, is the answer. I'll take some pics once it's dry. Or maybe bring it to London for the weekend.

Pig wot flies said...

I want one maybe.

I'm sure you can make your own!

Pig wot flies said...

Just to pad out my own comments even more. You can get a better sense of how big the shawl is if you look at the pictures on my flickr photostream.

HP said...

wow beautiful fabric
i wanna make one too
i miss having a sewing machine :(