Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

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Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by IG Team » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:15 am

Whitethistle

I don't think I've posted these two little sewing projects I've completed months ago :coy:

First one was a strange kind of kofurisode I bought from Shinei. It's synthetic and had perfeclty square sleeve ends. When I saw it in person I noticed the extra lenght of fabric was stuck and sewn on the lining.
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I unsewn them and sew/ironed back them into their original shape: tadaaam beautiful synthetic furisode is restored :katana:

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Second one was a normal looking kimono but when I got it I noticed the end of the sleeves looks heavy and a bit puffy. I opened the seams and found a nice 20cm of extra fabric. The handstiching was a bit complicated because the lining is so thin and slippery but I'm very happy with the result and the kimono is so beautiful I think it deserved it
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sorry the pic is too dark, I'll probably wear it again in daylight and post in the kitsuke section =D
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Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by IG Team » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:16 am

Cloverrain

Good job on both Whitethistle It looks really good.
I'm especially drooling over the second one, what a beauty! :drooldrool:

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Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by IG Team » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:16 am

Whitethistle

:) more pics of that kimono as soon as I stop procratinating :lol:

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Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by IG Team » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:17 am

Gikuyu

Woah this is amazing ! How much length did you get from the furisode ?? 0.o looks like as if its 30cm longer or so ^^

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Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by IG Team » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:17 am

Whitethistle

it was bout 35 cm of "extension" :kawaii: your guess was very close

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Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

Post by koneko » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:00 am

They look great! It's always an extra bonus to find extra sleeve length :smile:

I've stared at a fair few 50's to contemp. furisode and thought the sleeves looked just a little wrong (it's often in the curve of the outer lower edge, as you said. I guess it needs a fair bit of practice to get that bit looking perfect), and when I've dared take a pair of scissors to the seam, there's been an extra 10 to 25cm hidden within. Presumably the last wearer was too short, and the furisode sleeves trailed on the floor. To correct it for wear, the sleeves were simply shortened and never let down again.
You get it a lot in wedding o-furisode, especially ones that have been owned by a rental company, where they must presumably have a tailoring service.

And I'm with cloverrain; that second kimono is fab!

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