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 Post subject: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:34 am 
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That's the question! :?
Few weeks ago I purchased a nagajuban for my furisode on Rakuten, but the sleever were a bit longer then ones of my furisode, so I shortened them but just sewing without cutting the extra fabric, so now I don't know what to do, if cut the extra frabric so the juban will fit better or leave the extra fabric if one day I will get a furisode with longer sleeves.


Here are pics of the sleeves of the furisode.

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Here you can see the extra fabric from inside the sleeve.


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And here is the sleeve upsidedown.



Please help! :(

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:55 pm 
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I would blind stitch them up so the extra fabric layed flatter against the current sode... that way you can let them down when you get a furi with longer sode...

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:14 pm 
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I would blind stitch them up so the extra fabric layed flatter against the current sode... that way you can let them down when you get a furi with longer sode...


The problem is that at the bottom sleeves tends to be a bit heavi due to the extra fabric and so tends to slide off from furisode's sleeves! Awww really dunno what to do! :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Why not doing it like Maiko have their furisode sleeves? Folding and then stiching up at some unconspicious place and this way you could do this conveniently with one straight line. But in your case the fold would be better inside, while Maiko have their fold outside.

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
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As for juban sleeve popping out of kimono - use safety pins :) Pin it together at bottom, somewhere around seam on the wirst side (the one, which is closed on kimono)

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:16 pm 
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No, no, please don't cut! You can always add more length if you have it in the seams, but after getting cut they are short forever, and might be a problem later if you ever buy a furisode with different sleeve length.

I am going to suggest same thing as utsusemi; if temporary shortening from the bottom is not the thing for you, do it in the middle. That way nobody can't see the extra fabric, and it is much more faster to do than unpicking the bottom seam, cut the fabric and redo it again.

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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:20 pm 
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I would open up the bottom side of the sleeves and fold the excess-fabric flat inside and blindstitch them both to the lining-layer, so it won't be to heavy at one point... (only blindstitching it on the inside means also the other excessfabric is folded downwards again, resulting in 6 or even 8 layers...)

it's work, but you could avoid cutting. Also cutting means you would have to sew it back together anyway.
And you could make it longer again, if you would really need it.
Perhaps you'll get someday a fitting Juban, but a Furisode with longer sleeves, so it will work out itself somehow...

stitching it up like maiko-sleeves won't work out too good... I tried it once and it results in pretty nasty bumps and it gets superhot at some points of your arms... after all you have to stitch it up a bit higher, so it won't be seen from certain angles...

well, try out the options with fixing or slim safety pins, to see what works out.. but I would go for opening and refold it and then sew it back together..


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 Post subject: Re: To cut or not to cut? (img heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:40 pm 
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utsusemi oh really? Didn't know Maiko use to do like that! :frazzled well I can make a try as you suggested.

Kikyoo I see, so I'll make a try! :smil3:

muhvi ok ok I wont cut them! :sigh And so you suggest tu short the sleeves in the middle? Mmm...can make a try even with this way. =D

peachchanvidel I see! Well allright I will try even your option!


Thanx to all of you for usefull suggestions and helpfull advices! :)

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