The elegant kimono is a beautiful dress to show off the most decadent fabrics! The actual garment doesn't miniaturize well due to all the layering, so I designed my pattern to fake it. There's also a LOT of variations included: different cut lines for more/less busty girls, outward opening sleeves for classical kimono, inward opening sleeves for modern kimono and short/long variations for light festival yukata or formal furisode.
Patterns Included: Kimono pattern with different sleeve(short inside opening, short outside opening, long inside opening, long outside optening), collar (high/low bust, faux lining, simple), & obi variations.
Body Variations this pattern fits: Classic, Curvy, Tall, Petite, Strong
Supplies needed: 1/3 yard fabric, thread/sewing supplies
Difficulty: Easy. Good for a confident beginner. You can also check out the 'Tutorials' section for free resources on sewing and sizing.
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Nice enough pattern, condensed and easy to follow instructions. I purchased this pattern after getting commissioned to do some tiny replica's of real vintage kimono for an art exhibit. I made a mock up which was pretty quick to do, if you frequently make doll clothes this will be a very quick project for you.
Unfortunately the client wasn't happy with the mock up, pointed out how the sleeves were all wrong and didn't have that distinctive drop shoulder look that kimono have. I was able to tweak and redraft the pattern to fix a few things and look more like a traditional kimono to a standard that my client was happy with while keeping the bulkiness down. In the future I will definitely purchase more patterns from Requiem Arts Design if they are for western style clothes and if I am ever commissioned to do something like this again I will have the client approve the pattern first before I purchase (live and learn!).
So summary is; good pattern but very westernized.