Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Jacket for Big Ol' C

A few months back I found a gorgeous vintage cotton kimono on etsy. I love unpicking kimonos; I admire the hand-stitched construction, and enjoy taking my time when undoing the folds and seams.

This particular kimono became a jacket for Carla. The original sleeves were re-attached upside-down, with gathering at the sleeve head (technically, there probably isn't such thing as a sleeve head in a kimono sleeve, on account of its rectangular shape... but you get my meaning).

The bodice is fitted, with a flat collar detail on the back. The centre front fastens with hooks and eyes.

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