Making Kimono & Japanese Clothes

By: Dobson, Jenni

Price: $37.50

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Book Condition: Fine


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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 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.

Title: Making Kimono & Japanese Clothes

Author: Dobson, Jenni

Categories: Crafts, Fashion, Costume, Beauty,

Publisher: U.S.A., Batsford: 2004

ISBN Number: 0713489030

ISBN Number 13: 9780713489033

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Fashion, Costume, Beauty

Size: XL

Seller ID: 139670

Description: Book is in excellent condition with black cloth covers, silver print at spine. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Book is as new. Dust jacket shows scuffing and some edge wear, no tears. 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. 128 pages with patterns, color photos, how-to drawings.

Keywords: Production, Design, Sewing, Making, Creating, Patterns, for, Decoration , of, Kimono, Mompe, Hippari , Jimbei, Waistcoats, Hanten, Haori, Patterns, Material, How to, Chan-Chanko, technique,