Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kimono Finally Done

Well, the Christmas holidays put a big stop to my work on my CQ Kimono. I was too busy working, making ornaments and getting ready for my annual holiday party. So now I have FINALLY gotten this done, so here are the pix. Lots of the seams were inspired by SharonB's 100Details challenge. I was about ready to throw this thing across the room when adding the braid around the edge, because my thread kept catching on all the beads, sequins, etc. Then when my thread caught on my watch, my ring and the buttons on my shirt I thought maybe all finishing should be done naked! But I don't even want to think about the problems that would cause! ha ha...

I need to add some sort of charm or something to the top left of the side with the black button on it - the pink fans seam ends too soon. I'm such a fool - I went looking for a charm or special bead, so went to my box of Asian embellishments, only to find a huge stash of threads, ribbons and fibers that I had collected just for the purpose of a project like this, back when Evening Star Designs was offering kits with an Oriental flair. Of course, I totally forgot they were in there, so it was like going shopping and finding a treasure without spending any money!

4 comments:

Charlene said...

Beautiful - I love it!

Susan said...

That turned out wonderful. I really like the way you attached the sequin flowers - cherry blossoms? It enhances the flower look. Will this hang on the wall?

JoWynn Johns said...

Simply spectacular! Gorgeous!

Judith said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such lovely comments. Really made my day. I found your kimono, it is divine. You have a beauty there. Could I please ask you where you got those darling little pink blossom type beads? They are so lovely and look so good on your kimono