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Kimono Coat Pattern 2002

greeneyes21 | Posted in Patterns on

I have been looking for a pattern for a kimono coat for a couple of years. Does anyone know how I can get the pattern for the one featured in the latest e-mail newletter from threads? It’s from their 2002 magazine.


  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    The article should say what pattern they used, but they may be out of print.  Many kimono coats are just rectangles sewn together, so they're not difficult.  Folkwear has kimono patterns, too, as well as the Tibetan coat, which is similar, but fuller from the bust down.  Check out their website.  Good luck!


    1. greeneyes21 | | #2

      Thank you. marjorie

  2. katina | | #3

    This is a very good book on sewing Japanese clothes. You might find it useful


    1. greeneyes21 | | #4

      Thank you, very much! During WWII I had a lovely silk kimono which was sent to me by my cousin, a Marine, from Japan. I wore it over black silk pants, until the lining wore out. I relined it and my 2nd daughter took it. She displays it hanging on a three-panel screen which I painted for her. I see the lovely fabrics in the stores and want to make one that she can wear. I appreciate your help. Blessings! Marjorie

      1. katina | | #8

        Yes, I have several vintage kimonos - they're lovely. Glad I could help.

  3. rodezzy | | #5

    Here's the link for Folkwear.


    Here is a Simplicity Pattern #2940

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    Here is McCalls Patter #4953

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    1. greeneyes21 | | #6

      Thank you for your suggestions! I never could find one in the pattern books when I looked! I like the folk patterns site. Very interesting. Marjorie

      1. rodezzy | | #7

        You are so very welcome.  Good luck with the kimono.  Please post pictures.

        1. greeneyes21 | | #9

          It will be a while before I start the kimono. I'm working on a quilt for my youngest daughter right now, along with yard work, etc. Probably it will be done in the Fall. I'll remember to post. Blessing! Marjorie

          1. rodezzy | | #10

            Believe me!  I do understand.  I have lots of projects started, in the works, and on the fly! 

            I always tell people "I always have something to do!"  giggle!  

            I am slowing down on the quilts; as my interests have shifted.  I have some knitting and crocheting projects in the fire.  Life is ever evolving and I evolve right along with it.  The shawl I am working on now was first created three years ago.  I originally did it to learn to "join as you go" in motif crocheting.  It was in the patterns' final state, but I always felt it needed more.  It has finally found its' purpose, I have fringed it and am in the process of putting a finishing touch to the top edge.  Much better. 

            The fabric I am sewing on now I have had for the past four years.  It is finally an outfit for a dance Sunday. 

            So, I understand and don't intend to pressure you.  For me, anyway, the creative process for some projects is slow.  I may never sew up all the fabric I have.  In fact that is probably a given.  I buy stuff I have no project in mind for and then "poof" out of the clear blue sky, I have just the right project for it.  So, do what you do, I am sure you will do it well.

          2. greeneyes21 | | #11

            How wonderful to be "busy" with projects! I always have something waiting or in process. I'm also knitting myself a sweater now. All of the ribbings and the band around the edge are being done with the fur of my late, wonderful dog, Saint Poppy of God's Little Acre". I had to put Poppy to sleep last year at the age of 10 because of complications of Lyme disease which she had since a baby. For two years I had saved her beautiful fur after bathing and brushing her. I found someone to spin it in to yarn for me and it is lovely. I have lots and lots of fur left and may have it spun later for another project. It is costly, but wonderful.

          3. rodezzy | | #12

            Wow, I saw that done on the television program "Knitty Gritty" this year about spinning dog fur.  They made items for the dog to wear with it.  You've taken it to another level.  How creative!

          4. greeneyes21 | | #13

            It's too nice a yarn to give back to the dog. :)I pray the stitches hold around the horses.

          5. fiberfan | | #14

            Some of my friends who spin save their dog's fur.  One friend knitted a wrist warmer with yarn from cat fur on one side and yarn from dog fur on the other.  One of my cats has fur that would probably spin into soft angora like yarn - neither she nor I have the patience to brush her consistently so I can gather the fur.

            I hope the ribbing on your sweater brings you comfort.


          6. greeneyes21 | | #15

            Thank you for kind thoughts, Joanne. The fur yarn is lovely and the ribbings are each 4" wide so it really looks nice. Blessings! Marjorie

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