Red Sakura - Create Your Own Garment

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Obi Belt Add-On
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{CREATE YOUR OWN GARMENT WITH JAPANESE FABRIC}

I recently returned from a trip to Japan where my sole purpose was to find new fabrics for the store! All of the fabrics in this section are not only made in Japan, but are not available to purchase outside of Japan. I only have a limited amount of each print, so please plan accordingly. I'll try to update the listings as often as possible as the fabric is bought. There's a small chance I may need contact you after you place your order to let you know if I don't have enough of your chosen fabric, so make sure you leave an accurate email during checkout.

You can choose from the following garment styles (see corresponding photos) and give me the italicized information in when prompted for measurements during checkout. If your choices affect the price of the garment, I'll let you know and send a Paypal invoice for the difference.

In general, standard skirts are 15-17 inches from the waist for most sizes and tea length skirts are 22-25 inches from the waist. Kimono dresses include an elastic waist while skirts feature a reinforced waist band and a zipper. If you want a longer or shorter skirt, just let me know the length you want in the measurements section and I can adjust the price accordingly.

Kimono Dress - Gathered Skirt

This kimono dress design has my normal short kimono jacket with a gathered skirt instead of the usual double layer skirt. It features lace on the sleeves and bottom of the jacket. The contrast color is used for the neck, waist, and bottom skirt. The skirts will be finished in a bias trim unless you choose to upgrade to a rolled hem. If you don't plan on wearing the skirt with a petticoat, I recommend adding lining so that it's not to sheer in direct light.

Contrast color of choice: (example - light pink)

Waist:

Bust:

Shoulder width:

Shoulder to wrist:

Kimono Dress - Standard

This is the shape of most of the kimono dresses in the store. It features lace on the sleeves and bottom of the jacket. The contrast color is used for the neck, waist, and bottom skirt. The skirts will be finished in a bias trim. 

Contrast color of choice: (example - light pink)

Waist:

Bust:

Shoulder width:

Shoulder to wrist:

Kimono Dress - Sheer Sleeves

This is the shape of most of the kimono dresses in the store with the added special organza or netting at the sleeves. It features lace on the sleeves and bottom of the jacket. The contrast color is used for the neck, waist, and bottom skirt. The skirts will be finished in a bias trim. 

Desired sleeve color: (example - purple)

Contrast color of choice: (example - light pink)

Waist:

Bust:

Shoulder width:

Shoulder to wrist:

Gathered Skirt - Standard Length

Standard length skirt made from gathering the fabric and sewing it into a reinforced waist with a zipper at the back. Depending on your size, another panel of fabric might need to be added and will affect your final price. If you don't plan on wearing a petticoat or a slip, I recommend adding lining. You also have the option of upgrading to a rolled hem instead of the bias trim.

Waist:

Gathered Skirt - Tea Length

Tea length skirt made from gathering the fabric and sewing it into a reinforced waist with a zipper at the back. Depending on your size, another panel of fabric might need to be added and will affect your final price. If you don't plan on wearing a petticoat or a slip, I recommend adding lining. You also have the option of upgrading to a rolled hem instead of the bias trim.

Waist:

{FABRIC DESCRIPTION}

This is an extra special fabric I bought in Japan. This fabric is made in Japan and is not available for purchase outside of Japan. It features a sakura print on a medium-weight, seersucker cotton that's traditionally used for constructing yukata.

I recommend this fabric for making all of the kimono dress and skirt designs.

Extras for Gathered Skirts

  • Traditional Hem - $10: Instead of a bias trim, the edges are rolled, ironed and sewn down with a traditional hem. It gives the bottom of the skirt less structure than the bias trim which keeps the edges flared out, so it's best worn with a fluffy, long petticoat
  • Lining - $15: With a petticoat, the skit is perfect on its own and, in my opinion, does not need lining. If you plan on wearing the skirt without a petticoat or a slip, you may want the added security and structure that lining can provide. It would be standard satin dress lining that would be the same circle skirt shape and about five inches shorter than the edge of the cotton print with serged edges.

Want a similar skirt in a different fabric? Message me for details  ^_^

THE PETTICOAT IS NOT INCLUDED. 

{SIZING}

For skirts and kimono dresses, measurements are required, so please have the listed measurements ready. For designs with gathered skirts, please note that waists over 35 inches will require more fabric to stay fluffy. I can send you a message after you place your order with an invoice for additional fabric or you can contact me beforehand and have me set up a custom listing for you.

{ZIPPER INSTRUCTIONS}

Zippers cannot be added to kimono dresses and skirts since they either include zippers in the price or use elastic waists. All skirts and kimono dresses have sealed skirts. When making items with zippers I ADD 1-2 inches to the waist measurement you provide me with for wiggle room. For the best fit, measure yourself when you wake up so that the skirt will fit your perfectly when you bloat throughout the day.

{KIMONO DRESS ADD-ONS}

{CONSTRUCTION TIMES}
Unless you get them from the Ready to Ship section, Darling Army designs are handmade, 100% made to order. Please check the banner at the top of the website for current construction times as I'm a new mom and am adjusting to working while being a full-time mama. You can expect construction times to range from 2-8 weeks. Please be patient and remember that I am just one person making everything out of a room in my house.

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