|Time Taken :||6hours|
|OK so my plans of having a nice traditional geisha look kinda went out the window as I ran out of time. So to the outside world it looks ok, but to anyone that knows anything about geisha they will stop the inaccuracies immediately! But hey, it's just for the ball, and I was making it up as I go along!|
I like it anyway!!
|cut and sew kimono||High||Complete|
|cut and sew Hiyoku||High||Complete|
|buy make up||Medium||Complete|
|make hair ornaments||Low||Complete|
|bias bind kimono seams||Low||Complete|
done (Posted 24th October 2008)
Finished the hair ornaments last night, they are not very authentic, but due to time constraints I kinda gave up on authenticity! Yay done and packed!
make up trial (Posted 22nd October 2008)
ok so things I learnt:
still not bad for a first attempt
so close I can almost taste it (Posted 21st October 2008)
seams bias bound, dont have time to make proper tabi, so have bought some white socks (yes I know the horror! have run out of time so unfortunately authenticity have been shoved aside) Just a quick sew and snip and they are done, and them some hair ornament jiggery tonight and thats done! woo!
so very nearly there (Posted 20th October 2008)
obi and obi pillow done, have worked out how to tie a drum obi (well ok it will look like a drum obi anyway, might not be 100% authentic tying) just need two koshimo and date jime (tbh just going to use off cuts as they don't get seen anyway) and make the hair ornaments and I'm good to go!
kimono finished! (Posted 15th October 2008)
after just under another hours work, the kimono is done! Also gave in and bought some liquid eyeliner to give me a better finish
huge progress (Posted 14th October 2008)
OK so after 3 hours of sewing the kimono is nearly done, just need to add the collar and hem the bottom edge. It was surprisingly simple actually, despite brocade being evil! Also found white foundation today, which was the only make up I needed to buy!
flowers (Posted 29th September 2008)
bought some lovely matching silk flowers for my hair ornaments today. Also a really cool large matching flower which I will make into an ornament itself.
matarial (Posted 22nd September 2008)
So I bought my material this morning. Have gone for a brocade with flowers in a wine colour, and a light matching cream for the under collar and obi, and a contrasting pink for the obi pillow, and a white for the obi cord. Now all I have to do is make the thing!!