Thanks for the tip.
I finished it as a kataginu and will re-try a dobuku at another time.
Barony of Westermark
Kingdom of the West
On Jul 16, 2010, at 3:24 PM, wodeford wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "daffydd1" <dafydd1@...> wrote:
> > My question is were the side seams of the dobuku closed or open?
> Closed. It's basically a kosode-form garment without the overlap panels. It can be sleeveless, have kosode-like sleeves or open tube sleeves.
> There was a discussion on the Tousando forum awhile back at
> > I made a mock up using the measurements from Baron Effingham's Hitatare pattern, but I'm wondering now if the body panels are wide enough to allow them to meet on the sides.
> Probably not, as hitatare (and kataginu) do not have closed sides and are meant to be held in place with himo or obi under one's hakama. A dobuku is like a coat or jacket which would not be worn under, but over.
> Hope this helps,
> Saionji no Hanae
> West Kingdom
David A. George
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