DIY - Kimono Jacket Update

A few years ago a dear friend gifted me a kimono that had been made for her mum and given to her but never worn. It hung in my room for a while so I could stare at the amazing colours and details. After I moved house I decided to alter this amazing kimono so that hopefully I be able to wear it out! This picture sadly doesn't show its amazing colour off but you can see I have taken it up enough to fit my 5"4 height and carefully pressed each centimitre of silk and hand stitched a new hem. Inspired by these awesome examples from the 1900's I cannot wait to style it out as an evening jacket with my favourite clogs. A very happy upcycle!