Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes

Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes

by Jenni Dobson
     
 

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The flowing silks and delicate colours of the traditional kimono provide one of the most enduring images of Japan in contemporary society. Long regarded as an art form in itself, the simple yet classic design produces beautiful garments that are elegant and timeless.

Expert dressmaker and quilter Jenni Dobson translates genuine Japanese garments and traditional

Overview

The flowing silks and delicate colours of the traditional kimono provide one of the most enduring images of Japan in contemporary society. Long regarded as an art form in itself, the simple yet classic design produces beautiful garments that are elegant and timeless.

Expert dressmaker and quilter Jenni Dobson translates genuine Japanese garments and traditional techniques into easy-to-follow instructions for dressmakers, quilters and embroiderers. Simple patterns and step-by-step assembly instructions guide the beginner through the basic patterns, making this delicate art accessible to even those who are new to textiles.

Notes on design, use of colour, fabric choices and decorative techniques will delight more accomplished readers, providing a creative and inspirational platform from which to launch new ideas and designs. Covering all aspects of making and embellishing kimono, the book also features other traditional garments such as hanten (a long, coat-like garment), haori (a stylish three-quarter-length jacket) and mompe (tapered trousers). This practical and comprehensive guide provides ample opportunity for adaptation and experimentation, producing stunning finished pieces that can be used for casual wear, evening wear or in keeping with traditional Japanese costume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713489033
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

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