1- Structure of a kimono

japanese kimono fabric

  A kimono is made from a « tan-mono » (反物), a roll of fabric that is about 35-36 cm large and 11-12 metres long. The bolt is cut into eight pieces. The structure of a kimono is pretty simple:   After unpicking the kimono, you can obtain a large quantity of the fabric. With […]

3-Washing, drying, ironing

WASHING Washing cotton or linen kimono is no fuss. The silk version is however a source of dilemma… Washing at the same time as the lining? The washing machine or by hand? What temperature? What detergent should be used? Some kimonos have linings in silk but also in polyester. If the silk of the lining […]

5- Sewing Tutorial – Create a dress quickly from a michiyuki

Over the past years, kimonos have been a great source of inspiration for many designers. Isabelle Marant has created a kimono-shaped jacket. Gucci has designed kimono-styled dresses or suede jackets. Marni made a dress of which designs and shapes are close to those of a kimono.   No need to be a sewing afficionado to […]

3-Washing, drying, ironing

WASHING Washing cotton or linen kimono is no fuss. The silk version is however a source of dilemma… Washing at the same time as the lining? The washing machine or by hand? What temperature? What detergent should be used? Some kimonos have linings in silk but also in polyester. If the silk of the lining […]