Does anyone know a source (with English translations) for patterns or instructions for true kimono? All the patterns I've found so far are Americanized versions of what passes for a kimono, while I want the ones pieced out of traditional 12" wide fabric (even, if I cut the 12" strips myself from wider fabric). Also would like to find patterns/instructions for pre-tied & a source for the clips needed to make them.
I want to make a kimono for my daughter, that I will be dying, silk painting and embroidering--maybe even doing some shibori, if I get carried away. I have a vintage kimono that is damaged beyond wearing that I'd hoped to deconstruct for a pattern, but there are so many hidden seams/pleats that I'm hopelessly lost.