Saturday, June 06, 2015

All in a Day's Work

I've had great fun in turning this beautiful piece of fabric
 
 
into this

 
then into this!
 
 
Hanako's (and mine) very first Kutaka & Obi.
 
 Now to make her some sandals to wear with it, as her feet aren't suitable for Geta.
 

17 comments:

  1. Oh Xanadu, that kimono is amazing. I really really love what you have made with that gorgeous fabric. You're an incredible seamstress. I can't stop looking at that outfit. It's just beautifully made.

    I tried to sew a Kimono once for one of my dolls. It was a pattern from a doll clothing website. It did not turn out at all. I really am a bit hopeless when it comes to sewing. I think I am too impatient!

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    1. Thank you so much Alasse. I didn't have a pattern, so I researched the kimono/kutaka and obi online to see how they were made. The hardest part was working out the hand and arm hole measurements and sewing the band on, the section around the neck was a little tricky.

      I will probably make her another in a different colour now that I have drafted a paper pattern, so providing I have time, I will photograph as I go and do a tutorial, then you can try again.
      Hugs,
      X

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    2. No pattern? I am super impressed. Drafting my own patterns has never been a big forte of mine ever. I only tried once and never again. It was a bit of a nightmare.

      You're really talented being able to do that.

      Oh, that would be very kind of you if you were able to make a tutorial. I would certainly give it another go although no promises that it would turn out stunning though.

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  2. That is a gorgeous kimono and the fabric is just perfect! I love how the finer pattern really suits dollies!

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    1. Thank you Irene. The pretty fabric is cotton and perfectly suited to making a doll kutaka. I wish I could find more in this size print.
      Hugs,
      X

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  3. Hi Sandi!
    OMG, this is very beautiful. I love it and the pattern of the fabric is lovely. Congrats, you have done a fantastic work with this yukata and Hanako looks beautiful and happy with it.
    Greetings.

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    1. Hi Lily!
      Thank you for your lovely comments. I think she is happy. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  4. amazing!!
    she's a beautiful doll regardless, but even more stunning now!

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    1. Thank you so much Farrah Lily, your are very sweet!
      Hugs,
      X

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  5. wow you did a great job and that fabric is stunning! You chose the perfect doll for it too wear it as well~
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Alejandra, I agree the fabric is beautiful and it does suit her perfectly.
      Hope you are enjoying your weekend too!
      Hugs,
      X

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  6. One word - WOW!
    It looks so beautiful. What a great transformation this little piece of fabric has gone through!
    Hugs,
    Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam, don't know if it quite deserves a WOW but I appreciate the sentiment. :)
      Hugs,
      X

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  7. That turned out absolutely beautiful! What size/scale is the doll wearing it?

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    1. Thanks GT, she's a MSD (Supia Minisup Hanna), so she's not really huge, but she's one of my bigger gals. I only have one SD13 that's taller.
      Hugs,
      X

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  8. doh... lost my comment in the interwebs! love your yukata, it looks great! I bought a kit with a pattern for my MSD girl from dollmore, but have not made it yet... Have read the pattern but nothing has been stitched. Yours looks wonderful!

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  9. Hello Sandi,
    It is stunning. I love a beautiful kimono and the fabric is gorgeous. I also love the obi fabric.
    Excellent work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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