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Folkwear: Japanese Kimono

Folkwear: Japanese Kimono

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A paper sewing pattern by Folkwear.

Sized for men and women to 6 ft. tall.

The Japanese kimono traditionally varies in a wide degree of formality. This pattern is for a yukata, or informal, unlined kimono for men and women of all sizes, and is usually made from cotton.

All traditional kimono are cut and constructed in the same way, with variations in length and in the style and width of the sleeves. Front and back are cut together, with no seams at the shoulder. Narrow panels create an overlap at the front opening, and a triple folded and reinforces neckband extends below the waist. This pattern offers a choice among three sleeve styles- a casual kukata sleeve for men and women and more formal widths for both men and women.

The timeless simplicity of this elegant garment is still enchanting. The Folkwear unlined informal kimono (yukata) can be worn in various lengths, as a dress, coat, or robe. Pattern includes instructions for shibori dyeing, sashiko embroidery, and for making an informal obi or sash. The pattern also provides extensive notes on history and fabrics; along with traditional and modern ways to wear this garment.

Suggested fabrics: Light or medium-weight cotton, rayon, or silk. Yukata kimono are often blue and white, or other colorful prints.

You can find the fabric requirements via the Folkwear website here.


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