Thursday, April 17, 2014

Repurposing a Kimono

I purchased this silk kimono at the second hand store. An elderly Japanese woman would fit into this garment, but it was too small for me! The lining was a little worn but the outside still beautiful. I forgot to take a photo before I started cutting into it, but here are some photos of some smaller areas.  The flowers seem to be painted on.  The white flowers are much thicker than the other areas.

I made a circular bag with drawstrings, and little toolies for the inside.  I made all of the cording for this project from #5 perle cotton.

Pin wheel – front and back

Scissor fob

Three sided thimble holder (pinch to open)



Happy Birthday Rhoda!


Margaret said...

I'm sure Rhoda will just love this special gift. Very clever of you to make such a beautiful set.

Queeniepatch said...

What a fantastic gift you have made! Great use of a beautiful kimono.

Grit said...

These are wonderful gifts.

Manuela said...

Beautiful gifts.

Happy Easter, Manuela

Thoeria said...

What a brilliant new life to such gorgeous silk!