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Drape a kimono fabric

When you bought a roll of kimono fabric called “tanmono”,

try to drape the fabric around a dress form to be kimono.

The following is the simplest way I do.

 

Preparation

  • a roll of kimono fabric : “tanmono”
  • a dress form
  • an “obi-ita” board (If you have.)
  • 2 “koshi-himo” strings
  • 6 clips

I recommend “komon” repeating patterns or “iromuji” no patterns.

you can freely place it on without thinking of the patterns’ positions.

 

accessories for draping

 

 

Under wear and “haneri”collar

 

undewear and haneri collar

1. Put a “biyoueri” collar (photo)  or “juban” undergarment on a dress form.

Now you’re ready to form kimono.

 

 

Collars and bodice

making a collar1

2. Make a collar on the right front bodice called “shita-mae”. Fold the edge of the cloth inside about 2 centimeters. Pinch “erikata-aki” on the collar. (1)

 

 

making a collar2

3. Take a 5 cm and tuck the edge inside.

 

 

the upper right panel is set

4. You made one collar of the “shita-mae”. Temporarily old it with a clip or string not to come off.

 

 

the upper right panel is set

5. Make the collar of left front bodice (same as the right). Secure it with a string.

 

 

the back

6. Have a look at the back.

 

 

The lower part of the front bodice

 

the length of the front panel

7. Straighten the fabric and make the lower part of the front bodice.

 

 

take the length of the front panel

8. Take the double length from the “koshi-himo”string to the floor and add about 35 centimeters. (Look at the upper photo.)

 

 

Ohashori” tuck

 

take the length of front panel

9. Set the hem line close to the floor and lift the cloth to the bust line.

 

 

secure the string

10. Secure the cloth with another string along the waist line.

 

 

 

ohashori

11. Fold the extra part down. It’ll be “ohashori” tuck.

 

 

 

put on obiita board

12. Put “obi-ita” board on.

 

 

Sleeves

 

make a sleeve

13. Make the right sleeve. Take the double length from the shoulder to the under line of the “ohashori” tuck via the bust top.

 

 

 

pinch the sleeve and fabric

14. Pinch the edge of the sleeve and the extra fabric at the back not to come off. (4) (5)

 

 

 

the right sleeve is made

15. You made the right sleeve.

 

 

 

all parts are made

16. Do the same thing to the left sleeve.

 

 

 

Positions of the clips

17. 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

 

finished draping

18. 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.

Good job!

 

This practice will brush up on your kimono coordination.
Try this!

 

 

>Online Kimono Lesson in English

Online Kimono Lesson in English

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