Custom Clothing: This handmade kimono was made from two silk shirts, a left over roll of fabric, fabric markers, and specially ordered howlite beads. The shirts came from left over remnants in a bag prepped for the thrift store, the roll of fabric came from Artform Creative Reuse which is only open for 4 hours every Saturday.
The first picture shows the evolution this kimono has traversed from it’s original folding, which is how Kimonos are traditionally made. Today I am happy it is sleeveless, draped, and shorter. The front has hand drawn flowers with howlite beads in the center, the back is made of stripes cut from the shirts and colorfully stitched in a rhythmic pattern. The second edition took a total of 3 days to complete.