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Kimono Tutorial Part 1: Sleeve Construction by VariaK Kimono Tutorial Part 1: Sleeve Construction by VariaK
I am really sorry guys I have been saying I will get this up for the longest time. I had the images and everything ready but my PS skills weren't and aren't that great but I am finally at a point where I was able to get this together myself. Sorry if it doesn't look that great and if anyone sees any mistakes let me know.

This is the first part of how to sew a fully lined replica Kimono for costume and cosplay. This first part covers the sleeve construction. Same method applies for the long furisode sleeves, add length but the dots and sewing marks will remain the same.

While drafting of a kimono is not complicated I recommend purchasing Simplicity Pattern 4080. I will not include in this tutorial how to draft and make sewing marks, so go out and buy the patten it will make life a lot easier. You can get it as low as $0.99 when there are pattern sales.


:bulletred: You can use this same technique to make haori, kosode, and other lined Japanese garments. Once you know fundamentals of lining you can line anything.

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Examples of our cosplays made this way


Si suficientes personas me piden este tutorial en español lo puedo traducir :D

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:iconnyukusanagii:
NyuKusanagii Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In español please ? :v my englizh iz veri veri gud :v
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turbokitten88 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial my niece and i are going to try this out!!!
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heathuhrene Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
im still confused about step 6 and 7, what seams are you talking about, and how does each piece of fabric conect to the other??
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hotaru213 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
ok, so i have this pattern and i'm at that step, but i dont have lining. how can i go about this without lining? because i am desperately confused
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gothicnovice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
There must be an issue with my pattern as the 'dots' are on opposite sides of each other not the same side.  The side with the curved corner has one dot and a double dart, while the other side has one dot and one dart.  I have no idea how far down to sew.  Advice/Suggestions?
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ArantxaCosplayer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Entonces porfavor, hazlo en español que mi inglés es malisimo y necesito un kimono o yukata con urgencia D:
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Isa-Lacrymosa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you use this for traditional Chinese silk robes as well? o3o ??
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VariaK Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose so, its just shows you how you can line such garments but you can do the steps in the order that suits you best. It changes for me depending on the piece.
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AstasiaNojima Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I love simplicity patterns! I actually used that pattern to make a kimono. First time for everything. I picked the wrong fabric (or the right fabric for the wrong type of outfit), and ended up sewing on a sleeve wrong. I couldn't exactly correct it, seeing as how I finished it two hours before I was picked up for AMKE 2011. XD

Anyway, I'll be remaking it eventually, but it's nice to see other people posting things like these to help those who need more visual evidence when making things. :)
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VariaK Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck let me know how the new one turns out and I'll finish up this tutorial in the next few days.
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Rakechan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Porfi traducelo al español *-*
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TsukiNeko7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Spanish please , my english is very bad i use google traductor
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Forevermore-a-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Can't wait for the 3rd!! Sooo excited
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Mokulen22 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is cool to see how others make their Kinomo patterns.
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:iconvariak:
VariaK Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL my kimono pattern keeps evolving, I might post my current one :)
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peacheschan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
may i may used your kimono tutorials for my two cosplays for a convention next year

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PaXingCai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for making this, I've used this pattern before and I can see how it could be confusing for people. Maybe next time make it with a different colored lining so people can follow easier?
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
True I could but at the time I was either making all red or all white pieces but when I make something where lining is different color I'll replace pictures. Thanks for suggestion :D
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PaXingCai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Not a problem :) Thanks for making this again!
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novemberkris Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is a nice posting for those who don't know how to do this. I have a great book on making yukata from Japan that works nicely, but of course, most people who want to make their own kimono don't read Japanese.

Excellent how-to.
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you, I actually first started making it just for myself so I can get though making these things quickly and figured I would share. I actually haven't tried making a yukata but I am obsessed with lining everything.
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novemberkris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I've only made a doll sized lined kimono so far. Doll sizes are fun to work with for practice. I'll have to remember your tutorial if I ever get really gutsy and buy a kimono bolt.
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novemberkris Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Plus, even I need the help remember the steps for lining (which of course aren't in a book on yukata).
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VampireXion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Can this be helpful for a haori? o3o
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, actually that is what I made when making this tutorial. You will be able to see that in the next part.
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VampireXion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh okay thank you! Then I will check this out as soon as I can again!
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SewingDiva142 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have that pattern and am making a Kimono on winter break
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, let me know how it turns out, I am almost done with the rest actually I will have it up soon. Let me know if you have questions when you are making it.
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SewingDiva142 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Definetly will do
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias por el tuto!! (Por mi en español... XDDDDD k mi inglés es malo xDDD)
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:iconvariak:
VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuando termine lo de mas de el tutorial y también veré si mas de mi watchers me lo piden. Si tienes problemas my puedes preguntar.
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias ^^ de momento me apaño!
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chiemiroux Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i've been wanting to make a kimono or yukata so bad for the summer. you have no idea how excited i am to see the next parts :DDDDD
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me happy to hear that, actually took quite a bit of time to get this together not to mention it slowed down my sewing to get pics :D
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chiemiroux Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please work hard! i appreciate every bit of it!
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:iconvariak:
VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sweetie :hug:
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chiemiroux Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: your welcome :D
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is very nice! Thanks for adding it!
I will be honest and say that it looks complex so I might have to try on scrap fabric first.
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VariaK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug: and np :D

Once you get started and if you take your time, you can't mess it up. My practice one actually turned out almost perfect I was surprised so go for it, don't be intimidated.
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ShallDoll Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Thanks I will try it out soon! :D
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