I said, about rings for baby slings:
> Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:52:24 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
> From: Liana Winsauer <otterwinsauer@...>
>Yep, Tandy/Leather Factory has a pretty good assortment of rigging
>rings and dees:
etc. etc. etc. So why did I make the subject "leather"???
Last week I finished up hakama for both my son and husband,
as well as kosode and kataginu for my husband. I did the kataginu
earlier period - without pleating. It also doesn't match the hakama,
which seems to be ok, especially since its an older style (and he can
keep it for a LARP our son enjoys with, ahem, loose, ahem garb
standards), but I think I may also get some more fabric and make one
to match the hakama. But still un-pleated. Husband's a big guy with big
shoulders, and the skinny front panels would just look silly on him, IMO.
Husband has also told me he'd like more hakama to wear around
the house. :)
Finally, I went poking around to see if the Japanese overgarment
with openings around the body/sleeve seam was real, and period,
or just an anime creation. Looks like the answer is that both
kariginu and suikan have that opening. Has anyone here made
either one of these? I suspect stiff-ish fabrics would keep the
slot from gaping open too far, and was wondering about others'