What have you done to my wife Jeanne? My friend Laurie has asked me after seeing his wife obsessed with old kimonons online (from Japan). Jeanne is well respected designer & costumier with over 40 years of pattern designing and sewing experience and a life long love of 30’s, 40’s & 50’s clothes. (to see more of her work please go to her web site veravenus.com ). When I had the idea of setting up Kimono to Dress web site I asked Jeanne if she could think of something using old kimono and gave her the supplier’s web link (ichiroya.com). That was it! She couldn’t stop browsing and buying. She was so inspired and there was no stopping her!
Here are some dresses she was inspired to make from western vintage dress patterns: