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Unread 07-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Hemming.

So I recently bought a lovely kimono at a Con I went to. I know they are suppose to be long and big, but I'm only 4'11 and 107lbs and this thing is massive on me! When I put it on the amount of martial I have to fold is just massive. MY question is is it okay to hem a kimono? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but I want to make sure its okay before I go ahead and do it.

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Unread 07-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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If it's still way too long on you even with the waist fold, I'd go ahead and hem it. You're not fundamentally altering the garment; taking it up a few inches so you can wear it easier is no cause for offense. Just don't use a rolled hem on it- that'll look weird and isn't accurate to the lined ones (and I'm actually not sure with unlined. I'm guessing a blind hem or simple fold would do there.)

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