Folkwear Sewing Pattern number 113
Pattern is sized for men and women
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
Japanese kimono vary widely in degrees of formality. Folkwear's pattern is for a yukata, or informal, unlined kimono for men and women of all sizes, usually made of cotton.
All traditional kimono are cut and constructed in the same way, with variations only in the 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 reinforced neckband extends below the waist. This pattern offers a choice among three sleeve styles -- a casual yukata sleeve for women and more formal widths for both men and women.
Optional designs and instructions for Shibori dyeing technique and Sashiko decorative running stitch are included in this pattern, as well as a variety of authentic crest designs with embroidery instructions. Extensive notes on history and fabrics are given, with traditional and modern ways of wearing this timeless garment, including directions for an informal obi or sash.
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