Why am I suddenly kimono crazy with the recent wa-loli patterns and going to a kimono shop in NYC?
‘cuz I’m going to Japan! I’ve got a whole folder of doll-and-fabric shopping tips set up and I’m super, super excited.
So help me get even more excited with this month’s challenge: Kimono!
If you post an outfit you made using a pattern from the shop in the Facebook group this month, there will be the standard pattern-winning-raffle but ALSO the kimono I like the most will win the maker my personal fabric shopping service while I’m in Tokyo and Kyoto. I like to tailor my prizes to something that will be useful to the prize winner, so depending on the doll size preference the prize will be fat quarters or yards (about the same amount of fabric in total either way) in the color/style preference of the winner (traditional, kawaii prints, etc). The only thing the winner will have to pay for is shipping the fabric to her/im after I get back to the US!
And remember–there are LOTS of different kind of kimono, and you don’t have to go traditional! You can make a lolita style frilly kimono with the wa-loli pattern or make a steampunky kimono using unusual fabrics and decoration. As long as it’s recognizably some kind of kimono, it counts! So have fun, and I look forward to seeing every single entry 🙂