SF Cherry Blossom Festival? It's still 4+ months away. For the last two years, though, I've been lamenting how much I would like to make a yukata to wear for the festival!
I'm not normally into such traditional clothing, but I've always wanted a kimono and yukata. I'm well aware that I would really never have a need for it besides "just for funsies"-- but damn it, this will be the year!
I promised myself that I would make one and I'm determined to start thinking about the look I'm going for and sourcing fabric. How hard could it be? Well, I'm sure quite hard if I don't find a decent pattern or tutorial... And yes, I will wear the little shoes and all!
Browsing Spoonflower, I've decided a few things about the fabric: I want unconventional, beautiful, happy fabric that I could use for multiple seasons. Also, I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to mixing and matching different prints... I imagine it to be nothing but fun!
|Cassie's Coral Roses by twobloom|
|Texas Modern Crop Squares Coral by jacinda|
|cestlaviv red ball by c'est la viv|
Overall, I'm kind of on the fence about the sort of sewing pattern I would like to use to make it. On one hand, the shapes are simple and straight forward on a yukata-- I could probably draft my own and just go with it. On the other hand, A LOT of things could go horrendously wrong and maybe I should just invest in a traditional pattern. I'm not sure... but I'll figure it out.