Blue silk dress and jacket
Beautiful dress and jacket made from a vintage kimono
I made this as part of a sustainable fashion project I have called 'Waist Knot ' which is a wordplay on the term ' waste not want not ' .
All of the items in the collection have been recycled from vintage kimonos , which for one reason or another had reached the end of their usefulness in that form.
I collected , unpicked and washed all the kimono fabric myself , and can guarantee its authenticity. The term 'Waist knot ' also refers to the wrap belts which feature throughout the collection and are one of a series of unique multi sizing techniques I have used to further increase the sustainability of the items.
This dress can easily change size by simply cinching in the belt. It will fit you if you are a Uk size 12 , to size small uk 16 9 the model is size 14 ) the belt is generous and long enough to wrap around your waist twice then form a pretty bow.
bust 40 inches (102cm)
waist 36 inches (92cm)
hips 44 inches (112cm
length from centre back of neck to hem 33 inches (84cm)
jacket across shoulders 13.5 inches (35cm)
jacket bust closed 40 inches (102cm )
I might be able to make this garment slightly smaller upon request
The stunning vintage silk fabric is vibrant shades of turquoise blue and white flowers, which has been enhanced by vibrant red silk , which came from the lining of the same kimono. The garments and belt are then fully lined in quality red satin lining. The pocket bags are also in the red silk.
The design is 1960s inspired , a shift dress style, and without the belt t hangs straight at the front where there are bust darts , but no waist darts. Art the back there are waist darts and a centre back invisible zip . Altogether this creates a very flattering semi fitted shape which skims loosely over the bust and tummy while still being fitted enough to not be boxy. The belt is separate . The jacket will sit differently n you depending on your size , but look equally good. On the model , who is a busty size 14 it sits open but neatly around her bust., but on the mannequin which is a size 10 you can see it fastened closed. The jacket has been specially designed to create an interesting linear pattern with the contrast red lines no matter which way it sits on your body.
The very vintage fabric is exquisite , it has a substantial feel , and its gorgeous quality. It has no visible marks or flaws at all .
The price is for all 3 items, dress , jacket and belt.