And why am I thinking about doing this? Because I think I mentioned that my hapi coat, which I got in Japan in 1994 is worn thru. And because we've just moved...and I don't want to scare the neighbors. In our previous house, the bathroom was upstairs & the windows weren't so display-like! Here, I could cause some heart attacks running between the bathroom & bedroom. Now the big decision--use some cool Japanese-print fabric or some of my West African? Or both? I need to modify the pattern a bit...I want a yukata (cotton kimono), but shorter. Hapi coats are shorter (almost too short--above the knee), but voluminous--I would like a kimono/yukata because it will be more flattering...but below the knee--not to my ankles as most kimono are. I may change the sleeve length a bit too.
Of course this is all well & good sitting here at my computer with Bella nearby for some ear-scratching. We'll see how soon I get my yukata; we haven't finished unpacking yet!