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[Oct. 8th, 2007|04:35 pm]


I haven't had much time for kitsuke, so finally today I made time for it. I dressed in my cream awase tsukesage. It is definitely Autumn in England, so decided to dress appropriately. This is probably my most expensive kimono and the most age-appropriate one for me that I own. I feel very elegant in this one. As always, I have a problem somewhere in dressing myself. Today it was the date eri to sit straight. And everytime I get my hem too short. This kimono is a bit too short for me anyways, hence the short ohashori, but I think it would pass to unknowing eyes. ;) The obidome is actually a brooch made by West Midlands glass artist, Emma Dicks of Glacier.


[User Picture]From: lauraorganasolo
2007-10-12 04:05 pm (UTC)
NICE job on the taiko obi. Neat idea for the obi-dome as well. Out of curiosity, how do you have your date-eri fastened? Is it attached to a juban?
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[User Picture]From: shigatsuhana
2007-10-13 06:01 pm (UTC)
The date eri is pinned on the kimono collar. There are special pins for this. You fold the collar first and then pin it.
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[User Picture]From: lauraorganasolo
2007-10-13 08:10 pm (UTC)
Would you happen to have a vendor of such pins to recommend? I'd heard of these pins but I"d also heard that a lot of people just used a basting stitch, and I'm not confident enough in my sewing to do that to my kimono.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-16 08:44 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I can't help you there. The pins came with this kimono. I wouldn't suggest sewing anything to a kimono. I can tell you that these pins look like a cross between a bobby-pin and a paperclip. I'm wondering if you couldn't just find some sturdy wide wire paperclips and see if those work.
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