When you bought a roll of fabric called “tanmono“,
let’s put it on a torso like wearing kimono.
You can see how it looks when it comes to kimono.
Now I’ll show you the easiest way.
- a roll of kimono fabric
- an obi-ita with a belt (It is all right without it.)
- 2 strings
- 6 clips
I recommend “komon” repeating patterns or “iromuji” no patterns.
you can freely put it on without thinking of the patterns’ positions.
Under wear and “haneri”collar
Put a “biyoueri” collar (photo) or “juban” undergarment on a torso.
Now you’re ready to form kimono.
Make a collar on the front inside panel called “shita-mae“.
Fold the edge of the cloth inside about 2 centimeters.
Pinch “erikata-aki” on the collar. (1)
Tuck it inside at 5 cm width.
You made one collar on the “shita-mae“.
Please hold it temporarily with a clip or string so as not to come off.
Make the other collar as you did the first one.
Secure it with a string called “koshi-himo“.
Have a look at the back.
The lower front body
Straighten the fabric and make the lower front body.
Take the double length from the “koshi-himo”string to the floor and add about 35 centimeters. (Look at the upper photo.)
Set the hem line close to the floor and lift the cloth to the bust line.
Secure the cloth with a string and make a tuck like”ohashori“.
Fold the tuck down like “ohashori“.
Put obi-ita on.
Make the right sleeve.
Take the double length from the shoulder to the under line of the “ohashori” tuck via the bust top position.
Pinch the edge of the sleeve and the extra fabric at the back not to come off. (4) (5)
You made the right sleeve.
Do the same thing to the left sleeve.
There are 5 positions pinched with clips.
Pinch the sleeve and the extra fabric at the back. (3)
(4) and (5) are inside.
Obi and accessories
Wrap your favorite obi.
Clip the obi at the back.
If you have “obiage” cloth and “obijime” cord, put them on.
Okay, it is finished.
This practice will brush up on your kimono coordination.