Monday, July 6, 2009

Kimono--UPDATED

I've decided I need a kimono to wear around the house.

A kimono is absolutely, positively not in the budget (at all) right now, but the idea struck me before bed time and I could barely stop myself from getting out of bed to research my kimono options.

So that's on my list today, shopping around for a kimono I can't buy.

edited to add: Well, Mr. Ashley's not going to like this at all, but I've done my research and have decided that the only reasonable place to buy a kimono (other than Japan, of course) is Epcot. So, we're going to have to go to Epcot to get me a kimono and now I'm having to research that. It looks like my late night idea is going to end up costing around at least $500 when it's all said and done.

9 comments:

LceeL said...

Ah HAH! Yet another victim of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. And, like me, the case is mild. But still there, lurking in the background, waiting for the odd kimono, golf club, computer, or kitchen thingy to jump up and strike one's fancy. And then the urge to possess becomes overwhelming. And yes, it WILL look way COOLER THAN LOUNGE PANTS.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

This way you will be all ready for when you can afford one!

Lin said...

ha ha...I'm always researching things I can't buy, too!

Maggie said...

You could buy a Lilly Pulitzer caftan for less than $500 and convince your husband that it's a great bargain in comparison to a kimono.

Kira said...

Just remember that kimonos are made for teeny tiny women who are both really short and REALLY slim, and take that into consideration. My MIL bought me one (they live overseas and travel a LOT), and believe me - those things show every roll, every wrinkle, every flippin cornflake you had for breakfast.

Give me my sweatsuit-material cotton robe any day.

Nichole Frank said...

Have you ebayed 'em yet?

Life, Love And Lola said...

You SO deserve a Kimono!

Kimberly said...

It's so funny you should mention this. Because just the other day I was thinking to myself "this summer robe thing is stupid, I need a caftan" (not sure how to spell it and too lazy to look it up). I saw one at Anthropologie and would have bought it immediately if it weren't $75. Still, I think I'm going back to get it. Just pop it over your head and do your hair, makeup, make breakfast, whatever.

Ok, now I'm going to go get it.

Beccaboo said...

So this is way late, all things considered, but I'm reading your blog backwards.

My suggestion would be to buy the material and make a kimono. There are patterns available (I believe the McCalls one is easy to follow), and almost entirely straight-line sewing (until you get to the collar). It made for a great pattern for me to learn things on, because even the sleeves are fairly straightforward.