Nina found a beautiful meisen kimono when she was in Japan and asked me to use it to make her a new jacket. It’s a plum colored silk with big white dots. So pretty! And what amazing luck to find in my stash a sister silk very close in every way except the dots were smaller. They look like they came from the same artisan’s studio. Small world indeed. I wanted the focus to be on her face so I appliqued all the small dots and extras of the large all over the front and shoulders. It’s hand-made polka dots!