Proposal for Design and Sewing Techniques to Reform Japanese-style Clothes
It is proposed that the three ideas from the view points of clothes making method are able to reform Japanese-style clothes to Western-style clothes with the best use of Japanese-style clothes, kimono's figure as follows. 1. Reform design Ebamoyou, kimono's dynamic and continuity of figure and color were applied for the Western-style clothe, gown. For increasing occasion to wear the clothe, the one-piece dress in ensemble with the gown was designed. 2. Composition of clothing Shoulder line was moved to backside to suit the body shoulder slant. Jointing of back shoulder line and front arm line of the kimono made it possible to let the fleir around hem. 3. Sewing technique The most appropriate sewing techniques of Japanese-style clothes and Western-style clothes were applied for the Kimono's reform.