Monday, March 16, 2009


Cat Girl's Kimono
 Cat Girl is studying Japan this year. Her school does a big production for each grade, and this year it is Japan. She made a lantern, a fan, a Japanese Garden, did a play, sang songs, tasted foods, learned to count, etc. Obviously, she needed a kimono for the play. We quickly found a pattern which turned out to be way too big. I made some minor adjustments in the sleeves and hems. And for some strange reason, none of the patterns had cats on them...??? What's up with that? So from her drawing, I created a cat for her sash. What I learned? That I don't like sewing with slinky fabric....AND....I love sewing for her and seeing her GREAT BIG SMILE! Ahhhh!!! 

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

The kimono looks great! Do you mind sharing what pattern you used? My daughter is also doing a Japan unit at school and we were in the process of trying to find a pattern to make her a kimono - so your post was very timely!

Cindy said...

Very cute! And the cat sash is perfect - better than using cat fabric.

kathy york said...

Stephanie,
I used McCall's 2940. It was sized really large for a kid though, and even though my kid is pretty tall, the pattern still needed a lot of alterations. I suspect there are better patterns. I saw some amazing kimono's at the play. The best ones had the huge bows in the back, very cute! Good luck!