Announcement Original designs that recycle Japanese garments and kimono fabric to create unique accessories and clothing.
Original designs that recycle Japanese garments and kimono fabric to create unique accessories and clothing.
MaryAnn Addington on Jan 25, 2016
This is absolutely lovely. I will have to watch how often I wear it or it will be on almost every day. Very fast shipping and carefully wrapped.
C E on Sep 12, 2015
this is so lovely! super friendly seller, thanks!
Playing with silk: My addiction to Japanese kimono fabric.
It all began when I wanted a kimono to hang in my guest room. I found a web site that sold kimono – and kimono fabric. I bought a bolt of kimono silk, beginning my addiction.
The 14” width of the fabric is a challenge and an inspiration. I design a variety of accessories and garments that accommodate the narrow width. Learning how to sew without a pattern is an interesting, and continuous, undertaking. I call the whole process “playing with silk.”
I am a size 22, and have been frustrated that none of the haori, michiyuki, or yukata that I can buy will fit me. I have started altering these garments for the larger American frame, remaining faithful to the original garments' Japanese character, while putting my personal, Western stamp on it.
Running a shop on Etsy requires me to use my mental faculties to the fullest. I not only design and make the what I sell, but write the descriptions, take the photographs (an old skill, resurrected), find supply sources, manage marketing (a new skill that needs a lot of work), keep the books, and deal with packaging and mailing items to many parts of the world.
All in all, being a silk addict is a lot of fun. I have no desire to kick my habit.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
It all began when I wanted a kimono to hang in my guest room. I found a web site that sold kimono – and kimono fabric. Ever curious, I bought a bolt of kimono silk. It was glorious. 14” wide & 12 yards long! Thus began my silk addiction.
When I design an accessory or alter a garment, I am faithful to the original fabric's Japanese character, while putting my personal, Western stamp on it.
The results are fresh, innovative apparel and accessories.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept credit cards, Etsy gift cards and PayPal.
Please confirm that your PayPal shipping address is the same as your Etsy shipping address.
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