Another tailoring: marking the pieces of an authentic Japanese kimono

This is part II of an ongoing series on wasai. Look here for part I, which deals with measuring yourself and cutting your pieces, and here for the introduction. Now that you have your pieces cut, you need to mark them, since wasai doesn’t allow for notches, and the seam allowance (SA) varies depending on… Continue reading Another tailoring: marking the pieces of an authentic Japanese kimono

Another tailoring: a small guide to Wasai and Kimono sewing

Why this guide After almost a decade in Japan I have had the chance to sew myself and others quite the selection of 和服/Wafuku (Japanese clothing): from さみえ/samue, to underwear, to kimono, I have made it all. Recently, though, I started making proper kimono again, a turn of events powered by Yahoo! Auctions and a… Continue reading Another tailoring: a small guide to Wasai and Kimono sewing

Some thoughts on waste

Hey there! This post was originally published on shopkintsugi.net blog over a year ago. I've decided to revisit for several reasons: I was asked about it in a podcast (have a listen to Clothes Making Mavens!), I'm planning to relaunch Kintsugi this year or early next year with a collection of one-of-a-kind kimono remakes only,… Continue reading Some thoughts on waste

Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part II

This series of blog posts where originally published on shopkintsugi.net. After the success of Part I, I decided to make Part II also about Nippori. Here I will introduce a few more stores, mostly for the sake of completeness, and also will include my favorite leather shops. NO. 54 MIX NIPPORI This smallish second floor… Continue reading Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part II

Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part I

This series of blog posts where originally published on shopkintsugi.net. Hello there! After living in Tokyo for the last 4 years or so, and dissatisfied with currently available guides, I decided to create a new, hopefully comprehensive guide to Fabric Shopping in Tokyo. Tokyo, the Eastern Capital, is one of the biggest cities in the… Continue reading Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part I