A Late Summer Kimono

By Nicole Fallon

THIS SUMMER I had a wonderful surprise – a visit from an old friend from Japan and a very welcome gift. Knowing my love of all things Japanese and my sewing hobby, she brought me the wonderful present of some traditional Japanese fabric, and this doll kimono is the result.

The fabric, a beautifully woven cotton, features geometric patterns overlaid with richly coloured florals and leaves. I made the under-kimono, sleeve lining, and sash out of a…

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