One kimono usually has enough fabric for two jackets, especially if I use a different fabric for sleeves.
I take apart the kimono, wash the pieces and then the fun part, follow where the fabric takes me.
This beautiful old kimono had flowers and leaves sprinkled around, looking perfect together. But as I spent time with it, I found myself separating the cherry blossoms from the maple leaves.
The first jacket, pieced with only the flowers.
And the second, with the maple leaves.
Interesting, isn’t it? How different, they look, but also, sort of the same?