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by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]
Replies: 14
Views: 12268

Re: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]

Sarcasm-hime Question; on step number 4 of section 2, it looks like they're adding-in a false top-shoulder seam. Why would you do that? A normal Kimono bolt-cut fabric piece for the body would be one long strip, front and back...did they really add in a fake shoulder seam? If I'm looking at the rig...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]
Replies: 14
Views: 12268

Re: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]

NightwindKing

Question; on step number 4 of section 2, it looks like they're adding-in a false top-shoulder seam. Why would you do that? A normal Kimono bolt-cut fabric piece for the body would be one long strip, front and back...did they really add in a fake shoulder seam?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]
Replies: 14
Views: 12268

Re: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]

Tzippurah I was kind of tired as I was doing all the math, so I forgot to mention a couple of things. Most Japanese sewing patterns don't include seam allowance, but this one does. The seam allowance is generally 0.5 cm, unless it's a rolled hem them the allowance is 1 cm. The allowances are genera...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]
Replies: 14
Views: 12268

DIY Yukata Scans [IMG Heavy]

Tzippurah Usually I post my pattern scans from magazines here , but since this is an entire 106 page book, it's going to get it's own page. Full book is in the Photobucket . Beside showing how to sew yukata for women, men, boys, and girls, the book has picture tutorials of how to wear yukata and ho...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Dragon_Geisha When I made mine from the pattern in the back of the book I had to do major altering as I'm about 20cm taller than the kimono pattern and my ideal yuki is 80cm so I had to widen the shoulders/sleeves and lengthen it to 188cm... but it was fairly easy to do... for altering you could me...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Peccantis nyoko-san, measurements aren't very useful for this question as it really depends on overall proportion and how much you are able and willing to compress/bind for "everyday" wear -- and collar angle desired would also depend on age of the wearer. The higher your bust is, the more you have...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Nyoko

@all : Thank you for your quick and detailed posts. They helped me to imagine my next steps and leveled my encourage.

@peccantis: well for European standards i would say no, but for Asia yes. do you have experience with the measurements?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Peccantis I thiiiiink when I did the PROJECT DAINAMIKKU I had a similar problem with too much wingspan from wide migoro (junk in the trunk, crowd in the balcony and... tiny little shoulders). The shoulder seams are supposed to fall to about the upper 1/3 mark or the middle of your upper arm but if ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Tsubame If I understand, you're worried that if you add extra cm to the sides of the body panels, they will add also on the shoulders, so that you will have a wider wingspan and ends up with too long sleeves, right? First, usually the body panels are wider on shoulders than on body (for example see...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Peccantis Well, you have 6 parts around the body circumference: front migoro left and right, back migoro left and right, plus both okumi. You'll be fine by just making the migoro panels 3,5 cm wider than originally suggested -- this adds to 7 cm in both front and back, so 14 cm in total circumferen...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Nyoko

chiisana, how much do you need to add?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Chiisana Hato

Usually it is best to add little bits at each seam so it totals the amount needed overall.

I just got the same book and need to add around the hips as well, so let us know how it goes! :)
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Advice for Yumi Yamamoto Pattern

Nyoko Konbanwa everybody i just recived "Kimono Making by Sewing Machine" from Yumi Yamamoto and i really love it but there is one thing i would like to get your advice,... the included pattern looks good so far, so i would like to give it a try. The Wingspan fits, the Lenght fits, but i need 20cm ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Takenoko If you are a ab hand with the invisible hem stitch on a sewing machine - it's the one that looks like this _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ V V V i.e. 3 straight stitches and then a zigzag, done with the main fabric folded, and the straight stitches on the hem fold you won't see from the outside, you cou...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Joshua I want to keep in the tradition as much as I can, so would like to avoid overlocked or z'zag edges as much as possible. I have a new Juban to make, to fit with the Rakutan Yukata and so will experiment on that with flat felled seams following the lines of the traditional tacked down finish. ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

peachchanvidel
Dragon_Geisha wrote:you could also just use french seams for every seam since you don't have an overlocker...
That doesn't work too well on the body-sleeve-connection and on the sleeve-opening.. so it's for a reason, that the only french seam is the beack-seam ^^°
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Dragon_Geisha

you could also just use french seams for every seam since you don't have an overlocker...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

peachchanvidel http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2XdGRtu5J1g/T32x9VUsaMI/AAAAAAAAHv4/oo9GMIEx_tE/s400/frenchseam.gif The middle-seam on the back is made like this, if this would help you. And some parts are sewn together, then two times folded inwards and sewn shut (sleeve-opening) or just ironed down (sod...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Joshua So, done with a Western style bolt, overlocked edges and no tacking or sewing down of the seam allowance. I don't have an overlocker, though I might have z'zag stitch on the new machine I've been given...I think I have some experimenting ahead. First one though is to make a new Juban to go w...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Peachchanvidel
Joshua wrote:Lyuba-chan how are they finished internaly. Flat fell, like a shirt, overlocker edged (ziz zag stitched) or with all the excess going the traditional way but just machined rather than tacked down?
I've got some machine sewn Yukata, all finished with overlock
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Joshua

Strawberry Kimono how are they finished internaly. Flat fell, like a shirt, overlocker edged (ziz zag stitched) or with all the excess going the traditional way but just machined rather than tacked down?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Strawberry Kimono

Yes, I'm wearing one right now. It's actually my husband's yukata, but we use them as robes around the house. All the yukata that we got for him from Rakuten were machine sewn, and we already went through 3-4 of them.
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Joshua I am quite happy handsewing, especialy if I am wanting to make a convincing historical costume, and I love my vintage originals, but......Sometimes I just want to make a decent piece for wear round the house or for a cosplay for myself or other people, that is not a yukata shaped object, but...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

SuperGrouper There's a book on machine kimono (Making Casual Kimono & Yukata Patterns by Yumi Yamamoto) for sale at Etsy: listing #1 listing #2 . I've heard that the methods aren't 100% traditional, but are authentic- looking and that it comes with patterns. I think that all the yukata I have are m...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

owl

Yes they do. I saw them when I was in Japan and there are also many books that are in Japanese that are only about machine sewing kimono and yukata..so do what suits your needs!
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Question, Have you ever seen an all machine sewn Yukata?

Joshua I don't mean a cheap Chinese made Yukata like object, but a genuine made to wear in Japan, inexpensive Yukata. I remember one of the Japanese ladies here talking about a cheap Supermarket yukata that she bought for her husband every Summer..what are they like? One reason I ask is because I a...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Dragon_Geisha The latest edition! It's a cotton flannelette so it'll be nice for winter... but not so heavy as to be bulky... I had to do some improve with one of the okumi as I'd run out of fabric... IYAH! and when I went to the store today it was no longer there (most likely sold, which is annoyi...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Lumikettu I just made a komon using this book. The images are really easy to follow on my opinion even if you do not read japanese. Your handmade kimonos look so nice! Here's the komon I made by using this book as a guide: https://31.media.tumblr.com/6bd3592876139b1e4a1e34876aff1df2/tumblr_n0d71ljQ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Dragon_Geisha Oh wow, that is so cool!! Love them! That gradation with art is amazing. I'm glad to hear what you had to say about Yumi Yamamoto's book. I just ordered it hoping it would be easy to follow. It's in Japanese but if you can read a little then you can get by... and you can get the jist ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Chiisano Hato

Oh wow, that is so cool!! Love them! That gradation with art is amazing.

I'm glad to hear what you had to say about Yumi Yamamoto's book. I just ordered it hoping it would be easy to follow.
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Dragon_Geisha So I made this up this weekend and then also painted along the hem... here's some pics (sadly I forgot to take pics of the construction process)... also I must say that Yumi Yamamoto's book is so much easier to follow then Marshall's book... don't get me wrong, I love Mashall's book b...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Yukata patterns always repeat?

Sakutama Thank you for sharing! I will ask my koto teacher at some point, but I have a feeling most of the Japanese people I know really wouldn't know. In fact most of them don't know how to put on a kimono, and I almost do! I'm taking classes as they become available, my koto teacher watches out f...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Yukata patterns always repeat?

Cloverrain One thing about the "houmongi style" patterns on yukata, they are in a specific style, usually single or maybe dual colour on white designs. And quite stylistic. Patterns do not cary any semblance to those on houmongi style kimono. I therefore would not make the design too intricate or e...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Yukata patterns always repeat?

Sakutama Thank you for the help! I appreciate it a lot! I had been looking up pictures of yukatas to get an idea of the norm as far as designs go, and I only seem to find repeating patterns. But if I ever get around to making my own yukata, I would love it to have a hōmongi-like pattern, because th...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Yukata patterns always repeat?

Cloverrain I think basically you could say there are two types of yukata. One type is the type you normally wear and has the repeating pattern. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukata#/media/File:Himeji_Yukata_Matsuri_2009p1_006.jpg The other type is patterned like a houmongi, but (as far as I have de...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Yukata patterns always repeat?

Cicada13 I can offer an example that says yes to one of your questions and no to the other. I have a yukata that has a lower-hem border, plus a larger patterned area over one sleeve and shoulder--the rest is white. Houmongi-style patterning can definitely be a thing. However, this yukata is classic...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata patterns always repeat?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Yukata patterns always repeat?

Sakutama Hi there, I was wondering, do yukata's always have a repeating pattern or do they ever have a pattern like a Hōmongi kimono where there's a large image on the bottom, and accents of that image on the shoulder and sleeves. If a yukata was made this way, would it look like it's trying to imi...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Hand sewing vs machine sewing

Sakutama Thank you so much for chiming in ladies! That's a lot of interesting insight into the difference between hand sewing and machine sewing. And yes it helped! Thank you! Well no need to rush into a decision so I'll keep researching. ^^ I'm so glad I'm not alone on the wing span problem! It's ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Hand sewing vs machine sewing

Rabellaka I have the same problem with the wingspan. I have a serger though, so I serge the raw edges of cut fabric. For kimonos/accessories, I machine sew less expensive fabrics, like cotton, but I hand sew finer, more expensive fabrics. Most of the instructions I've seen for yukata are sewn prima...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Hand sewing vs machine sewing

Chiisana Hato I both machine sew and hand sew historical garments (no kimono yet). I also have a 73 cm wingspan. I find that it takes quite awhile to hand sew a garment, but I feel more of an attachment and "oneness" with it when I'm finished. It is more like a living creature. I feel my ancestors ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Hand sewing vs machine sewing

Sakutama Thank you for your reply miss-momo. I'm thinking hard about it. New problems are that kimono sewing schools and even clubs are expensive and scheduling is difficult. Especially since I already have work and koto, which take priority of course. I might have to consider machine sewing. If th...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Hand sewing vs machine sewing

miss-momo I think it really just depends on what you want to do and how long you are willing to take on making it. I used a machine to make my yukata except for parts that required hand sewing techniques and I intend to machine sew all of my future projects but that's just because for me, machine s...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Hand sewing vs machine sewing
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Hand sewing vs machine sewing

Sakutama Hi everyone, I was hoping the kimono makers on here could chime in on the differences between hand sewing and machine sewing kimonos. I have 73cm arms last time I checked at a kimono store, so while my height of 5'5" hasn't been a major problem, my arm length has been. I've been thinking l...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide

GoldenPhoenix I just bought a kakeshita which will probably need an extension, this will be soooo helpful! But I cannot get fullsize download, somehow :( Thanks, Kikyoo ! I'm happy you'll find it helpful. If the flickr page won't let you download the full size, try downloading it from here instead:...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide

GoldenPhoenix This was a little something I originally put together for a friend. It's not quite a sewing diagram for a maiko hikizuri, but it provides very detailed measurements which you can use to create your own maiko hikizuri. These are the measurements I used to create my Harunohana hikizuri ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?

Reily96

Wow! I can make a full on furisode with my 13 m bolt! Thanks, that was sooooo much help! Being from the backwards country of the US of A where we're still stuck in the Imperial measurement, I really didn't have a good grasp of how much was necessary.
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?

Cloverrain Let's say you want a kimono of 150cm tall. You would need : Body: 152x2x2=608cm (seams included) Front pannels: 132x2=264cm (This also includes the collar) 608+264=872cm, which would leave you 428cm for sleeves=105cm long sleeves. So I think for your measurements it would be possible wit...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

What's enough fabric for a chu-furisode?

Reily96 Hey there, folks! I'm looking to make a furisode, specifically a chu-furisode. I'm not particularly tall at at five feet, which is around 150-153 cm give or take. I've found a couple of kimono bolts already I'm interested in using, but I'm not quite sure what's enough. There's one at 14 met...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Help needed- Turning a female Kimono into male
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Help needed- Turning a female Kimono into male

Hikari Juban sometimes differ from kimono in that they sometimes lack the okumi panel that kimono have. To change a women's kimono into a men's, simply sew the back of the sleeve shut, sew all or most of it to the body (depending on its length and to account for the obi), and if it isn't already, y...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Help needed- Turning a female Kimono into male
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Help needed- Turning a female Kimono into male

Miharu_Shiah I know this was likely asked before but I need some help. I'm turning a female kimono into a male kimono for my boyfriend (hes Japanese and my height) my question is- I know i have to modify the sleeve's but I have a male Juban and i noticed the front is a little different so for the k...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Tamif22-san, Thank you. I'm not sure if they have that good of a selection of the Xmas wrap paper in my local store. Usually they carry the very very very cheap stuff that like tears if you blow on it. LOL! I'll keep an eye out for some red and silver papers though. :)
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

tamif27

Although it tends to be textured, I can't think why the metallised Christmas wrapping paper wouldn't work and it's generally pretty heavy stuff. Like the door wrap, come to think
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Suara-san and GoldenPhoenix-san, Oh thank you very much! I shall look for the craft papers. I need to get some bright flourescent green papers for a different purpose so maybe I can find those as well. Ookiini :)
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

GoldenPhoenix Well, I don't know what papers are available in your area, but where I live most craft stores sell a brand of origami paper called "Fold'ems." You can find packages of metalic papers from this brand in various sizes and colours and it folds up to be quite a bit stiffer than aluminium ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

Suara this week I am working in another city, but as soon as I get back home(monday), i will make some close up pictures from that silver part I got ones from a Katsura used for window-display katsura, it was made of red cardboard-paper, covered with silver foiled paper at both sides. I don't know ...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

Tahanala

What about an inside-out metal can, such as a Coke one?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

GoldenPhoenix-san, Oh wow, where could I find silver metallic paper that is thicker than aluminum foil? Scrapbooking supplies?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

GoldenPhoenix I similar kanzashi came with my katsura when I purchased it. They seem to be made of thin, but stiff plastic, though I'm sure you could make folded metallic paper work. I've made tsumami kanzashi out of that stuff before, so I think you could manage with it. Otherwise, maybe even heav...
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Tahanala-san, Thank you very much! That link is good. I didn't think about Mizuhiki strings.

Any idea about the larger pieces like the band around the pony tail below the mage of the Geiko-san? Or the double strips from the back for the Maiko's misedashi hairstyle?
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

Tahanala

I believe the "strings" pointing up on the geiko's katsura are mizuhiki, silver one. Better wait for a second opinion, though!
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego I was wondering what the Misedashi papers(?) are made of and how could someone make them? http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z254/osbourn15/Geisha/Kikuyu%20-%20Miyagawacho/kikuyu_misedashi.jpg See the silver around the back of the hair of the Geiko-san holding the ponytail (?) under her ma...
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Miu-san, Thank you very much! Maybe in future if I get more money I can have a better look for one--I had not looked on Noppin for the katsura. Do you understand Japanese? :)
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

Miu

Hi!

Sorry I didn't see your post. Yes I have a wareshinobu katsura. :kawaii: But it was originally a theater wig that was (what appears to be) professionally restyled and I got it on Noppin.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Miu-san, Thank you very much! Do I mean to infer that you have a Wareshinobu Katsura? If so, where did you get it?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

miu

Well, I just have a guess. It looks to be about 5-6 inches when compared to my katsura. Sorry I can't be more sure. ^^;
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Help with paper ribbons for Misedashi from the back

kathiego

Hi! How long do the paper ribbons stick out of the back of the mage or bun part on the hair for Misedashi for Maiko-san?

Image

Thank you :)
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

tamif27

nail polish remover, ergo acetone, should remove the paint from the can, I should think
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

Quat

Though it could be kind of cool to leave the painted sides as they are, match them to whatever floral kanzashi/the kimono...
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

polinah

good question.... XP, the only thing I can think about is some serious sanding starting with somehting like 600 grit and working your way down to 1800 grit??..... perhaps some kind of paint stripper?
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

Tahanala

Stupid question... how do you get rid of the paint on the outside?
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

polinah you know you can also cut aluminum cans with a good exacto from any hardware store. just cut the can originally with scissors, cut the center part and make it flat... then cut the bira bira with a ruler and exacto. you'll have nice straight lines without the dents. Just rememebr to change t...
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

kathiego Nicky Chan, I've tried using aluminum wire for the hair forks, but it is not perfect or (gasp) even straight most of the time. :( There are some Chinese scissors, that's what they're called as far as I know, that look kind of like tin snips and they cut through just about everything metal....
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

nicky chan

thanks for the name!!
unfortunately, the ones we have here leave little dents! how do i remove them?
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

American Taikomochi
moonblossom wrote:Metal snips would probably be the best, they'd take less pressure than scissors. Most hardware or large craft stores will have them.
Thats what I was thinking but could not recall the "proper" name so I thought the best think to call them was scissors. :]
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

moonblossom

Metal snips would probably be the best, they'd take less pressure than scissors. Most hardware or large craft stores will have them.
by IG Team
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Bira Bira!!!

American Taikomochi

How creative of you!! :]

I would go to a craft store and ask for some good quality scissors. =D (ones that cut through almost anything)
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Bira Bira!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Bira Bira!!!

nicky chan

hello IG forum!! im backkk!

i have missed you lots!!

so, im planning on making bira bira with aluminum cans.. but im not sure on how to cut them and with what!

can you please give me some help on my project?

ookini!
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: How to Submit a Report of Inappropriate or Concerning Activity
Replies: 0
Views: 891

How to Submit a Report of Inappropriate or Concerning Activity

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: Advertising, Selling & Trades
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Views: 1296

Advertising, Selling & Trades

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: Requests for Participants in Commercial or Non-Commercial Work/Projects
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Views: 916

Requests for Participants in Commercial or Non-Commercial Work/Projects

We understand that the Immortal Geisha forums and Facebook group are a good resource to seek out participants for kimono and geisha related projects; however we require that you adhere to the following rules when making your post: Clearly explain what the project/work details State if it is commerci...
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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: Prohibited Topics
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Prohibited Topics

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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: Rules & Prohibited Behaviour
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Rules & Prohibited Behaviour

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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: How Does The Moderating Process Work?
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How Does The Moderating Process Work?

Sections: Moderating Review Process Appeals Process The moderating team as a whole, rather than any one individual moderator, work together to resolve any issues and decide on an appropriate course of action. All the moderators tend to have very slightly different views about issues, which means th...
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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: The Warning System
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The Warning System

Sections: 1. The Warning System 2. What Happens When a Warning or Ban Is Issued? 3. Timeframe for Moderator Questions or Request for Clarification 1. The Warning System We work here on a "three strikes, you're out" philosophy. This is a total of three official warnings per individual, regardless of...
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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: The Moderating Team
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The Moderating Team

The moderators of the Immortal Geisha forum and Facebook group have all been carefully selected and combined to represent a wide range of experiences and opinions on various topics. This leads to a moderating team who very carefully reviews any situation together before taking action, unless it is a...
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Forum: Rules & Forum Etiquette
Topic: RULES of the Immortal Geisha Forum and Facebook Group
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RULES of the Immortal Geisha Forum and Facebook Group

Welcome to the Immortal Geisha Community! The Immortal Geisha Forum was originally launched in 2002 and quickly became an active, global community of people with like-minded interest in various aspects of traditional Japanese arts and culture. In addition to the wonderful disposition of our members...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

kathiego: Ayilana-san, Oh my. Like those girls had a choice when their virginity was sold during those times! They did not! So instead of out-and-out prostitution it was more like white slavery and becoming some older man's mistress until he was tired of you or died off or lost his fortune or whate...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

Ayilana: Kathiego-san ~ Yes, I know you are probably correct that some people might think it odd with the hairstyles, but then again, considering what the movie is about, I would think they would be okay with that. But maybe that's just me. And what made it frustrated with that girl is that she sai...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

kathiego: Ayilana-san, You are correct. So sorry for your experiences! I love that poster for the Memoirs of a Geisha where Sayuri is wearing the Wareshinobu hair style. It looks very cute on her. My husband says that western audiences would find it ugly and not understand about the hair styles. Th...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

Ayilana: Don't you love it when you write a review about the movie--a polite one, too!--and someone bites your head off and practically accuses you of knowing nothing of the history, reasons, China-Japan relations?? So awesome... Especially when they clearly mistook all you said and don't know enou...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

kathiego: GothicBlossom I too was extremely annoyed and disappointed over the hairstyles. But if you look at the grownup "Pumpkin" at her Misedashi or coming out as a Maiko she was the only one who had a good Maiko hairstyle. The person who played Hatsumomo is Gong Li. She is a very good Chinese ac...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

GothicBlossom: I finally saw the movie on a transatlantic flight to Atlanta recently. The one thing that really annoyed me was the top knot hairstyles on both maiko and geisha. I've been studying maiko hairstyles recently and have watched videos of maikos' hair being carefully styled by skilled hai...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

orastella:

Couldn't being somewhat careless about the expensive fans just show how little they know of money? A way to make ozashiki even more distant from the cares of everyday life? I'm not sure I'm saying the well, but you get what I'm going for?
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

claw789: I was watching the making-of documentaries on the special features dvd, and I must say.. razzle-dazzle? sexy? contemporary? in a pre-war mythical "miyako"? "Make it look Japanese"? No geisha would risk snapping her fan open like that - those things cost at least $200. A hanamichi is used i...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

desertlily: Same....while the movie is incredibly inaccurate, I still like it. x.x And I've always been fascinated by geisha, but I never would have gone all geisha crazy had it not been for Memoirs. Granted, it was an inaccurate portrayal, but it DID make me want to dress up like a maiko (hell, be...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

ChloeChan: Here is my two cents. Personally, I became obsessed w/ the movie after I saw it. Ran out and bought the book, then became obsessed with that too. Now, I'm obsessed with maiko and geisha. You see, I kinda do things backward. Anyway, now that I'm learning more, I am becomeing more aware of...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

Miki: Hi !!! I finally saw the movie. Here in Poland the premiere was yesterday so I had to wait for a really long time. I guess thats better tat I knew about all the inaccuracies in the movie before seeing it because by now I could get used to the way the movie is made. I went didn't expecting muc...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

Sui: I'm embarassed to say I didn't notice the inaccuracies in the film at first. ^^;; I saw it on Christmas eve, and I got really wrapped up in it, just like I did the first time I read the book. However, looking back, I do remember wondering why they just let the hem of their kimono drag along th...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

Hoshi:

It seemed like Nobu was really underplayed in the movie, I think. He was certainly more ambitious in the novel, but, yeah, I think you're right: he was more guarded than anything else in the film.
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Memoirs of a Geisha
Topic: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION
Replies: 53
Views: 4314

Re: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA MOVIE -- POST RELEASE DISCUSSION

setsumomo: I thought it strange that they put Ambitious next to Nobu. I did not see him as that one though that might be one of his characteristics. I would have preferred the word "Protected" or something to show how he tries to protect himself was feeling too much. Funny, after seeing the little ...