Velvet Kimono with Willow Branches in Purple
This kimono is a shorter version of my regular kimonos!!!! It is 27" (68cm) long from the nape of the neck in the back. The longer kimonos are 33" (84cm).
All the kimonos listed can be made shorter or longer.
Once the fabric is made, it is sewn together into this simple style. The rolled edge hem measures 26" long in the back (from the neck down). The boxy silhouette is 42" in circumference fitting and draping nicely on many body types.
My Willow branch pattern in devoré silk-velvet. Sheer silk chiffon, dyed purple. An all-over shimmering velvet pile which I hand-painted in a watercolor style using more permanent dyes. The dye flows from my brush bleeding in to the pattern.
It can be worn with jeans or with a special dress.
This kimono was pre-washed as part of the dying and hand-painting process. A cold, gentle cycle will make it softer. A hot dryer will make it fluffier.
• Silk chiffon backing with rayon velvet pile.
All natural materials make it luxuriously soft.