DollsLoveKimono

Fine Kimono fashion for 11 1/2"- 12" fashion dolls

Brisbane, Australia · 17 Sales

DollsLoveKimono

Fine Kimono fashion for 11 1/2"- 12" fashion dolls

Brisbane, Australia 17 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

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MIDORI

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Announcement   Hello! Welcome to my shop. I'm in a slow pace at the moment, but still making little by little. Please have a look and enjoy browsing until you decide to buy some :) Cheers!

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Last updated on Aug 9, 2017

Hello! Welcome to my shop. I'm in a slow pace at the moment, but still making little by little. Please have a look and enjoy browsing until you decide to buy some :) Cheers!

MIDORI

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MIDORI

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
jfleming1954

jfleming1954 on Aug 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful accessories from this seller!

About

My friend says ' I wish I could wear this kimono'

こんにちは (^^)/ Back in 80's, I worked in ma-ba (the joint venture company of Mattel Toys and BANDAI) for two years, developing fashion dolls and their furniture. Though I left the company at my marriage, I have always been a doll collector and love to make my doll dioramas.
Nowadays, we've seen many wonderful OOAK fashion doll clothes designers around the world. However, it's pity only a small amount of people can enjoy dolls' fine kimono fashion. So I decided to provide some authentic but not 'over the top' kimono outfits for fashion doll lovers.
As an ex-toy developer, I know how difficult it is to put the kimonos on the little ladies.
So I made easy-dressing kimonos. Plus, one copy of my original kimono dressing
instructions will come with my products so that you can dress your dolls with confidence. The instructions contains some tips about kimono rules which I have learned in Japan ( I sometimes wear kimono by myself ).
Most of the products are hand-sown carefully. And they are all different. So don't miss the chance to get your favourite kimono :) I select only suitable fabrics for the doll kimono with the appropriate design and qualities which make it look Japan's kimono. I support the traditional fabric makers in Kyoto, who are becoming rare.
If you have any question about the kimono, please contact me. Ow, I speak Japanese and English, BTW.

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  • MIDORI

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    In 1996, I moved to Australia from Japan. Now I live with my Aussie husband and 20yr old son. My dolls are Fashion dolls like Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, Takara Jenny, and ma-ba Barbie.

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Order made

If you see the mark of ' Request a custom order ' on the item page, there is still more fabric left for another custom order doll kimono. Don't forget to check the sold items page as well.
各商品紹介ページに「オーダーメイドをリクエストする」ボタンが見えるときは、その商品に使用した布の在庫がまだあります。オーダーメイドについてはそのボタンを押してお問い合わせください。販売済み商品の在庫布についても同様ですので、忘れずにチェックしてみてください。

Sizing details

My shop specialises in 1/6 size Fashion Doll's kimono. 'Fashion Dolls' here means 11 1/2"- 12"( 29-30cm) tall dolls like Silkstone Barbie dolls, some other Barbie dolls and Dynamite Girls doll.
If you are not sure my kimonos fit your doll, please ask me. I can't guarantee it but I will try my best to research your doll on the net.
当店では、シルクストーンバービーなど背丈が30cm前後のファッションドール用着物と和装小物を販売しております。丈が違うドールの着物については各商品ページで表示しておりますのでご参考ください

International shipping

I use Auspost standard delivery with tracking service. The shipping fee depends on the destination country. It would be the same fee for multiple purchase. I can only put up to three kimono sets and a couple of kimono accessories into one small parcel box. For small amount of items, I use padded bags.
To avoid the trouble, I only sell the items to English speaking countries. If you speak English/Japanese and you are getting used to do international shopping, please contact me for the availability.

日本語でのお問い合わせには、日本語で対応させていただきます。当店では、オーストラリア郵便の荷物追跡サービス付小荷物郵便を利用しております。着物と帯は3セット、プラス着物小物をいくつか同じ送料で箱に同封できますので、同時に複数のお買い物がお得です。

Express delivery service option

The express delivery service option is available. If you wish this, please contact me.

Care instructions

I usually select the most washable fabric as much as possible except I fall in love with some silk or rayon fabric.
Wash cotton/polycotton/poly Chirimen crepe kimono by hands gently. However, the fabric colour can loose its quality due to frequent washing along with drying under direct sunlight. As Obi belt is made with some delicate fabrics, I don't recommend that you wash it.
All items will be ironed before shipping, but expect to find some wrinkles around the waist due to the nature of kimono's shape.
To avoid colour stains to the doll body, I don't use dark colour fabric (ex. black, red) for the lining.
可能な限り洗える素材を使用していますが、シルク、レーヨンなど洗うと変形するデリケートな素材もあるため(特に帯)、コットン、ポリコットン、ポリちりめん以外は洗濯に向きません。洗える着物は洗剤を入れた水で、そっと手で押す感じで洗ってください。

shipping within Australia

I use AUSPOST flat rate prepaid satchel with tracking so that I can combine the products up to three kimonos and Obi belts. To add extra cover for loss/damage, additional AU$1.50 would apply.

About the price

I am still learning the material cost day by day. In order to make my doll kimono, it takes lots of energy, time,and craft skills other than money. So I'd like to leave some reward for myself to keep my motivation. Please note that the item price contains that, too. However, I understand you have to pay mortgage, food, and kids' education, etc. So I will occasionally make a sale time. But I will exclude some particular kimonos from the discount sale. For the customer who bought a non-discountable item (s), I issue $5 discount coupon which you can use for the next shopping. Only one coupon would be issued at a shopping.

About the class of Kimono

Like any other outfit, a Kimono has it's own class. Here are some examples below.
・Yukata浴衣... We wear it as a bath robe or a very casual kimono on summer festivals, but they are not accepted in formal occasions.

・Kosode小袖 or Komon小紋 ... a casual kimono for a town walk, shopping, tea parties or for going to see Kabuki.

・Furisode振袖 ... Formal kimonos for young, single ladies. You can wear it for formal parties and friends' wedding. Some gorgeous Obi Knott are used only for Furisode kimonos. Only Furisode kimono has long sleeves.

・Homongi訪問着, Tsukesage付下げ ...Formal kimonos for married/single ladies. It's for formal parties as well as friends' weddings.

And just for your reference, 'Oiran花魁' means courtesans in Edo era of Japan.