Jenny La Fleur
flying eureka - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
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unclrashid From: unclrashid Date: November 29th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm kinda surprised that Simplicity was that accurate! I never noticed the kimono sleeves, but that was very common. I have a fascinating book (whose title I don't recall) about the influence of Asian costume (and the kimono in particular) on costume of that period.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 30th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Well actually the Simplicity pattern isn't very accurate at all. It looks okay until you start using it or really researching. I could have saved myself some muslin if I’d realized the jacket didn’t have set-in sleeves sooner. Overall it's not been as useful as I'd hoped, I'm having to modify or ditch every element as I go along. Oh well!

It makes perfect sense though, Orientalism being so popular in the culture at that time. It's one of the things I love about this period, it's one of the more inserting Western takes on the Orient (particularly Japan) that has come along I think. It also makes sense from a film perspective, almost all of Rose's other costumes are cut with kimono sleeves.
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