Originally Posted by touchmon
How easy is a kimono for a person with basic sewing abilities? Cause if it's possible for me, I might end up doing it. Lol.
If you are not trying to recreate an exact kimono, then it is going to be fairly simple for someone with limited sewing skills. I'm with you on this, too. I don't have a lot of experience. But unlike patterns for dresses which has curved seams/darts and other things to worry about, a kimono is a straight design. http://kimono-akinai.com/tyukyuu/tyukyuu7.html
The site is in japanese but it shows you a pattern and where everything "fits" in a color coordination. http://www.costuming.org/kimonopattern.jpg
This site is a basic pattern of a kimono w/ no dimensions, but you can see how all the pieces go together.
As you can see all the seams are straight. So as far as sewing, the kimono shouldn't be hard, imo. If I was trying to do the real deal, then it'd be a lot harder.
From my research a lot of people use a western pattern of a kimono for cosplays and use that. Since it's the time after Halloween, I'm sure you can find one at a your local craft/fabric store.
If you are still a bit timid with the thought of sewing a kimono, go here http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/...8691edb427fe1b
They have a lot of useful threads and information.