A career in kimonos

A while back, I made a set of paper pieced kimonos for a friend of mine who is in the foreign service. She’s currently serving in Peru, and is heading for Japan very soon. I wanted to make something for her to celebrate the career she’s chosen, as it’s not always an easy one and I’m so very happy for her to have a job she truly loves. I hadn’t posted any pictures of it, becuase I wanted to give it to her first, but she was just here visiting for a vew days and I was able to at least show it to her (even though I still need to get it in a frame). Her reaction was priceless; she really loved it! You know how when you make something that is a surprise for someone else, and you just hope they will like it? I wasn’t sure how she would feel about it, honestly, but I had to really talk her into letting me frame it before she left with it! 😀

So here are a few pics. I can’t quite recall the magazine I found the pattern in (I know it’s called “Robes of Honor,” though), but will post that info when I find it again. I used tropical fabrics for the kimonos themselves, and called this “Kimonos from Peru to Japan.”

These are the kimonos sewn together in a row. The original pattern had them in a square, but I liked this layout better for framing. This is also without the border added.

These are the kimonos sewn together in a row. The original pattern had them in a square, but I liked this layout better for framing. This is also without the border added.

A closeup of one of the kimonos.

A closeup of one of the kimonos.

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