I have always love the trendy and funky look of Yumi Yamamoto kimono. They feel modern and fresh and so.........cute ^_^
What about this?
I brought it from a ebay seller called Retro Riot shop but you have to be quick because she only sells fabric that she no longer needs.
Anyway this is perfect! A printed cotton fabric which means it will be perfect for a yukaka.
Like the last kimono I followed the standard measurements. The one thing that I did change was the length of the sleeve. I decided to make them around 75cm long because I did not want to waste fabric and also I don't have many kimono with long sleeves.
Same as previous post expect as I am using a western fabric I had to cut it into 36cm strips which is strangely tricky. However with some careful folding and then some even more careful cutting I did it without too much error.
So after 3 days of sewing, yes 3 days I can be very slow! It is done.
Lots and lots of water melon!
Rather then the standard 50cm length sleeves that I normally make, I decided to give this kimono 70cm ones.