Variation: Bluefly Yukata
Series: Final Fantasy XIV
This was a really fun costume to make. Kimonos are very simple to pattern and sew since they are made up almost entirely of rectangles, so I got to put most of my attention into creating the butterfly designs.
I started with the largest butterfly and worked down to the smallest so I could get the proportions right between them. I then traced all of the patterns on to the Heat n Bond before ironing it to the fabric. After cutting out and matching up all the butterflies with their different pieces, I started pressing them on to the kimono. Once all of the butterflies were attached, I added the dotted lines.
The obi is lined with canvas for stability and snaps closed in the back behind the bow.
Made for Naiiki.
Made in: 2015