Custom Doll Yukata/ Kimono Set
A yukata set which includes a doll sized cotton kimono (yukata), an obi (belt), an obijime (decorative obi cord) and a doll sized handbag. I also usually tuck an accessory such as a hair flower, necklace, etc in the bag at no additional cost. Please note this set does NOT come with shoes. Made to not only be beautiful, but highly durable and easily washable; just throw it in the washing machine and lay out to dry. Fits American Girl and other 18 inch dolls. Other sizes are available upon request. Contact me for fabric pattern choices in your desired colors for a custom yukata/obi set. Choosing a color instead of custom will result in me choosing the patterns for you. The pictured images are an example of a teal/ yellow and a dark blue/dark pink combination made to match two children's yukata. Order both a children's and doll's yukata set and receive 10 US$ off total price of combined order. Yukata were actually originally robes worn at hot springs, much like dressing gowns here in the west. As time went on they became clothing in their own right, often worn at summer festivals. Think of them as the blue jeans of the kimono family; appropriate for play and work, but you can't wear them to a black-tie affair^^ They are actually seeing a return to popularity by younger generations, possibly because they are easier to wear and care for, and with fewer 'rules' on proper patterns and colors, than formal kimono. For a long time yukata were almost always made of cotton, with white, blue or bluish gray patterns. Now they are made in a variety of bright colors and patterns, 'though cotton is still by far the fabric of choice. Most men's yukata are still fairly plain, with geometric or water-themed prints, whereas women's yukata are often floral patterned. Children's yukata can end up having just about anything on them, from solid colored to toys, Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty-chan. If you have any questions about the care and keeping of your yukata, or simply want to know more about them, please contact me or visit my facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MoriChansGarden