Every time I try obi tying or dress practice I learn something new. Some small bits of dressing items came yesterday in the mail so I thought I’d try them out. Things I learned today:
1. Both my Juban and Kimono are too small for me now. I think shedding about 15-20lbs would make the kimono fit nicely. However I’m not really sure the juban is salvageable for me. It is showing a lot more wear than the kimono and has a few stains as well. I’m debating on selling it but I have attachment issues.
2. Eri-shin and korin belt is amazing! I have no doubt that with more practice I will be able to use these two items very effectively.
3. I really need more obi tying practice + a model to work on. I’m going to try and do some practice once a week but will probably not wear anything out of the house until I have something that fits. Now this leaves me with a slight problem. We are approaching autumn quickly so I’m debating on what my next purchase might be. Should I go with something for winter or just go ahead and buy a yukata set, practice all winter with it and then wear it next year?
Ugh…I need my job hours to pick up so I can afford my expensive hobby!
Just for fun here is a picture of the items I got yesterday.