Have you used that fabric yet? Yes! Yes I have!
This was a pretty hasty make that I just about pulled out of the bag! When thinking of my costume for @hyperjapanofficial
I didn't want to do a character cosplay and thought a fun way to dress up would be to go as a kitsune disguised in her human form going to a festival in a kitsune-inspired outfit.
Wow. Much kitsune. Very inception. Many meta.
The yukata is much more lightweight than a traditional kimono which was a godsend in the heat! I'll definitely be revisiting the pattern to add some boro-style patches (especially as I managed to rip a little hole, oops) and to completely re-make the obi as I made it waaaaay too short, it really needed the interfacing that I thought it didn't need (oopsx2) and I'd like to make it to look more like a fox tail (red with a white tip). I may also look to make my own tabi (socks) and arm covers from a thicker fabric. Overall this was a wonderful project to call back to (and revive) my love for Japanese culture and folklore.
Bonus photo of me and @ginger_flames
enjoying an inari biru (because I thought a kitsune drinking inari beer was a clever joke) and me showing my love for Kikkoman soy sauce.
Red wave Japanese fabric from @the_cloth_house
White cotton fabric from #aonefabrics
Yukata pattern drafted with a little help:
Instructions by @a.y.a__
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~weyrbrat/Japan/yukata/ for adapting the pattern for my measurements and how to cut the fabric on a yukata roll.
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