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Kimono pattern?

Catherine_Slaton | Posted in The Archives on

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I anm looking for an authentic kimono pattern. Does anyone know of one? I have found several plain kimono patterns but am looking for one with extended sleeves, and instructions for an obi (and how to tie one) as well.

Thanks,
Catherine Slaton

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  1. Rita_Scanlan_ | | #1

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    Howdy Catherine! We ran an article called "The Classic Kimono" in Threads Issue 32 (Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991), pp. 39-43. It was a pattern for a kimono with extended sleeves, but no obi :( The author of the article, John Marshall, also wrote a book called "Make Your Own Japanese Clothes" (Kodansha International, 1988). According to a raving review of the book on Amazon.com, it includes obi information. Good luck! **Rita, Gatherings moderator

    1. marie_bucuvalas | | #2

      *and of course, the Folkwear Yukata pattern(Lark Books). But if you want a furisode, Marshall's book is probably the handiest reference.

      1. jacki_blackburn | | #3

        *hello! I have been asked to make dresses for a competetive ballroom dancer and would welcome any tips on sewing stretch fabrics. I'm a nervous wreck but know that once I've made one I'll probably be Ok.Any suggestions please.

        1. Diane | | #4

          *You should post this as a new discussion item, it might not get answered here with the kimono reponses.

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