Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes

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Any dressmaker, quilter, or embroiderer who has ever felt inspired by the elegant design of Japanese clothes will find everything needed to start stitching in this comprehensive and luxurious sourcebook. In addition to colorful photos and illustrations that provide a history of the kimono and other Japanese garments, there are patterns, practical diagrams, and instructions for assembly. Each style receives loving attention, with something for everyone: kimonos for men, women, and children; mompe, the traditional ...
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Overview

Any dressmaker, quilter, or embroiderer who has ever felt inspired by the elegant design of Japanese clothes will find everything needed to start stitching in this comprehensive and luxurious sourcebook. In addition to colorful photos and illustrations that provide a history of the kimono and other Japanese garments, there are patterns, practical diagrams, and instructions for assembly. Each style receives loving attention, with something for everyone: kimonos for men, women, and children; mompe, the traditional trousers worn by both sexes; the short versions of kimono known as hippari and jimbei; and waistcoats, including a child’s chan-chanko. The information on decorative stitching, adding motifs, dying the fabric, silk painting, and the Japanese sense of aesthetics provide invaluable guidance in constructing the final piece.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781906388157
  • Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A brief history of the kimono 6
Using this book 12
General sewing information 14
1 A Japanese approach to design 20
2 Decorative techniques 28
3 Kimono 48
4 Mompe 57
5 Hippari and jimbei 62
6 Waistcoats 72
7 Hanten 88
8 Haori 94
9 Additional pieces 98
The patterns 105
Japanese historical periods 125
Bibliography 126
Suppliers 127
Index 128
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