Introducing…The “American Geisha” Kimono

I was sworn to secrecy until it debuted at The Sew Weekly and too behind schedule to share a sneak peek here. So now…a semi-belated introduction to the new love of my life, the “American Geisha” Kimono.

Made for this week’s Oscars Challenge, where we could be inspired by any Oscar nominee or winner in Academy Awards history. I chose 2006 Oscar winner, Memoirs of a Geisha.

Read all about its birth here on The Sew Weekly. This kimono has become a second skin and I love that it has instantly trumped everything else I’ve made this year. Below are some additional (exclusive) photos. Enjoy. I know I am.

6 thoughts on “Introducing…The “American Geisha” Kimono

    • Heheh…450 is a lot of questions. The fabric is the star…the construction was fairly straightforward. But, if you have leftover questions after checking out the Sew Weekly post, drop me a line here or there and I’ll gladly answer.

      Thanks for looking!


    • Not yet. It’s not streaming on Netflix, nor is it available for rent on iTunes, so I’ve gotta make time to find or borrow a copy. In the meantime, I think I’ll read the book finally.

      Thanks for the compliment.


  1. I absolutely adore this kimono! The pattern, the fabric… and it looks stunning on you 😀 I never thought I would have a kimono on my “bucket sewing list”, but it’s there now!


    • Thanks, Tara. It’s awesome that you plan to sew one. You won’t regret it. It’s like the missing link in every woman’s wardrobe. Especially if you sew it in a drapey print you’ll love to look at for the rest of your life. Let me know when the time comes for you to sew one up. There’s been talk of a kimonothon….if the stars align, you never know….


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