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Long Floral Kimono with Fringing

Added Dec 3, 2015

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Kimono – Burda Handicrafts Special: Silk Painting – 4/1992

This was made out of one of the few largest pieces of fabric that I have in my stash: it is a left-over unused portion of a roll of vintage floral cotton from the early 70’s. It was given to me by a dear friends’ mother, she’s now passed but I can remember her with this. I didn’t realize the pattern was full length maxi to the floor lol. Features include a long belt, and side air vents at the hem. I was also given a metre of corded fringing from another friend which was attached to a blue satin strip, and so I used the satin strip to make a thin edging all around the front opening, and also sewed the fringing into the sleeve seams. I then finished the bohemian look with a kind of criss-cross fish-net macrame-style knotted pattern that I made up, after being inspired by the web. Location: Parnell

Material Notes

70s floral woven cotton, long green/blue corded fringe with blue satin edging.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Ethnic, Vintage, Beach, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic

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    Sep 25, 2016, 02.05 AMby sewing fanatic

    just read some informative cultural advice about the correctness of wearing a kimono belted left over right, whereas in my pics here I wear it in the western fashion of right over left (which is for dressing a corpse!), I have learnt something new and will be able to avoid looks when doning a lovely kimono from now on :)

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    Jan 10, 2016, 05.13 AMby sewing fanatic

    I played lady of the manor lol when house/cat sitting at my auntie’s house while she went on a holiday; She only has two months left to live due to aggressive uterine cancer :( I felt that this long-line kimono (I have a feeling it is a little oversized, I must admit) required an elaborate photo shoot to match lol.

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    Dec 9, 2015, 12.07 PMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous kimono! Love the fabric!

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      Dec 9, 2015, 04.45 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much RedBelka, the size might be a bit off but i can fit into it lolz! Xx

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    Dec 7, 2015, 05.28 AMby izbott

    Wanna be my friend & give it me for Christmas? Gorge!

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      Dec 7, 2015, 05.32 AMby sewing fanatic

      Hehe thanks so much my friend, thats the best compliment! Xx

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    Dec 6, 2015, 05.59 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Just beautiful! The kimono is the perfect choice for this fabric…

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      Dec 6, 2015, 01.02 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks very much Elpida X…. i reckon a nice flimsy satin/silk would go nice, but instead i used this groovy vintage cotton because of the cool NZ weather lol

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    Dec 5, 2015, 12.37 AMby liliv-1

    wonderful print and style!

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      Dec 5, 2015, 12.11 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much darl! i was worried it might look a little eccentric, but never mind i’ll just own it haha…x

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    Dec 4, 2015, 08.47 PMby SueMH

    This will be great for mooching around over the holidays. Very pretty.

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      Dec 5, 2015, 12.10 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much Sue! i’ll defo get away with lounging around when wearing this super bohemian get up lolz! x

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    Dec 4, 2015, 11.53 AMby chula123

    very cool and looks great on you ! I love the fringing!!

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      Dec 4, 2015, 01.32 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank u so much chula! i started by knotting together groups of 8 strands, and went from there hahaaa xx

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    Dec 4, 2015, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

    this looks fabulous on you. love the fabric and fringing x

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      Dec 4, 2015, 01.32 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanking you Mary! its roomy and long but it looks the part lol xx

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    Dec 4, 2015, 05.58 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    So cool and nice! :)

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      Dec 4, 2015, 01.31 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank you! x glad you like honey =D

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