Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kimono Advent Calendar Day 3

I got this kimono last year but haven't worn it yet. It's a very nice silk tsumugi and I simply love the stripes. 

I paired it up with a vintage Nagoya obi. It's pretty short so I might convert it into a tsuke obi at some point. The obiage has both red and black stripes , but all the red stripes are hidden in the back under the obi. 


Kimono Advent Calendar Day 2

Hello Everyone,

For the 2nd day I decided to go all out in PURPLE and UME! I love ume! Purple is not one of my go to colors, normally, but somehow I accumulated quite a large collection of purple items. And no, I'm not willing to give them up! I'm very pleased with this coordination and definitely going to wear it sometime in February.

I'm also pretty excited about my new felt boater hat.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Kimono Advent Calendar Day 1

Hello Everyone,

My friend Hong came up with the idea of doing Kimono Advent Calendar (except that she is SLACKING!), so here is my first entry.

The kimono is vintage komon, I haven't actually wore it out yet. I got the kitty paw obi as a gift from Hong a while back, and it remains one of my favorite obi. The haneri was made fairly recently and you can see how I did it in my most recent issue of Western Girl Kimono Style online magazine. For some reason some people can't open the file, my home computer included, so I apologize in advance for that. I don't know why some people have no problems and others can't load anything.

I am pretty happy with this coordination and I definitely will wear it out one day!

~ Lyuba

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Western Girl Kimono Style Vol 1.2

The long awaited WGKS Issue 1.2 is finally here! In this issue you'll learn how to make haneri out of two cotton fat quarters and see one kimono coordinated with three different obi. 

This issue is longer than the first one, and it felt like I was working forever on it. I finally had to stop myself and just publish it, because otherwise I would never finish. I want to keep doing these mini magazines because it's fun for me, and it was getting to the point where it wasn't. I got an ok from several of my beta and proof readers (THANK YOU ALL!) and pressed the dreaded publish button. 

On to work on issue 1.3! 

~ Lyuba