Japanese Kimono Robe
Added Nov 22, 2011
London, United K...
Reversible traditional Japanese style kimono top. This was based on a Jan 1991 Threads article on Japanese kimonos. All the pieces are essentially rectangles, so there’s very little wastage. (I don’t think you can get that back issue anymore, but it is on the Thread Archive DVD .)
I don’t wear it much though because (a) it’s a bit too short (didn’t have enough fabric); (b) it’s hard to keep the sleeves out of my soup!; and © my fabric wrinkles badly.
If I were to make it again I’d choose a limper fabric with more drape (and less wrinkles) for a luxe house robe take OR go the full Japanese route with stiffer fabric, full length skirt, and padded out middle for a slim columnar silhouette.
This one might go to my TBA pile. That’s To Be Altered pile.