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04 Jul 2013 - 21:22104734
So I recently bought a lovely Kimono at a Con I went to in June. I know its suppose to be big, One size fits most kinda deal, but because I am only 4'11 and 107 lbs this this is MASSIVE one me. I know this is kinda of a stupid question, but can I hem it? Is it okay to hem it because I've worn it once and the amount of extra martial is crazy!

04 Jul 2013 - 22:34104736
Have you looked into the actual correct way to put on a kimono out of interest? I know some people seem to think that they'll fold it across and stick on the obi and be done with it but there is a lot to do with wearing it properly, from closing it one side over the other.
The reason I say this is because one of the steps to wear the kimono correctly is that you do fold it up to take the extra length off and secure it with the obi.
Check this out for some extra tips, it highlights what I've just mentioned.

04 Jul 2013 - 22:44104738
I have had it on correctly. The lady I bought it from actually put it on me and it was still to big. That's why I was thinking of hemming it but I didn't know if it was okay.

04 Jul 2013 - 23:01104739
If you've tried that then go nuts since there's not much else that you can do! It's your kimono so you have free reign

04 Jul 2013 - 23:09104740
Thank you. I was just wanting to make sure. Cause I didn't want to him in and have 7 years of bad voodoo for hemming my kimono lol

05 Jul 2013 - 11:35104746
It depends on what you mean by too big. If it's too long, hem away, it's fine. But if it's big around your body, you have to take it in at the seams or it won't fit properly - just taking it from the front will mean it's still too big at the back, but may end up too small at the front.

Does that make sense? When taking something down a dress size, you have to do it from every seam or it won't fit correctly.

To do that, put it on inside out, and as a friend to pin it so it fits better.

Course, if it's a pattern material, you need to be extra careful

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