Aug 21, 2010

Mini kimono

I received questions about kimono for small felt doll.

So I show how to make.
Pattern is on this page (I improved it a little).

Kimono parts

Sew up the middle of the back from inside.
Sew the back

Sew sleeve (A to B) from outside. I used blanket stitch.
Sew the side (D to E).
Unsew B to C to D.
Sew the sleeve
If you make boy's kimono, sew B to C and C to D. It is a rule. You may ignore.

Sew the collar to the bodice. Overlap 1 or 2 millimetres.
Sew the collar

Obi is 1.5 × 32 centimetres. You may use a ribbon.
Girl in kimono

Aug 20, 2010

Origami rose

This is famous Kawasaki Rose designed by Dr. Toshikazu Kawasaki.
Red rose

A flower is made with a square sheet of paper without cutting.
The process is too complicated to explain.

White rose and rosebud.
Rose and bud

These are Fukuyama Rose.
It is easier than Kawasaki Rose but still difficult.
Fukuyama roses

Fukuyama rose folded with cloth.
Cloth rose

This is a Rosebud Cube designed by Mr. Kunihiko Kasahara.
Rose cube
It's only a cube but difficult.
Leafs and rose

Origami is easy and abstruse paper craft.
If you have interest, you may find how to make by search.