KIMONO CONVERSION TABLE AND HINTS

The following tables explain material requirements and special hints for making kimono angels and paper dolls.
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Please note that these paper doll tables are for private use only. Please do not redistribute or publish these diagrams without my express written consent. Mahalo, doje, arigato, grazie, danke...many thanks!
Sincere Li,
--Geoline--







Paper Doll Kimono Outer Layer
1 Triangle cut from half a square of colorful paper
Paper Doll Kimono Lining
1 Triangle cut from half a square of contrasting paper that is about 5% larger than the kimono's outer layer
Paper Doll Head
1 Square of gold foil paper between 25%-30% the size of square for kimono or wings
Paper Doll Umbrella Mat
5 Squares of gold foil paper 25% the size of square for kimono or wings
HINTS: A paper doll that is about 4.5 inches tall would be made from 1 triangle cut from half a 6 inch square for the kimono's outer layer, 1 triangle cut from half a 6.35 inch square for the kimono's lining, 2 inch square for the head, and 5 1.5 inch squares for the umbrella mat.
If you are using precut colorful Japanese origami squares which are roughly 5 7/8 inches for the kimono, it is okay to cut such a square in half for the kimono's triangle and cut the rest of the pieces the same calculated sizes for a kimono triangle cut from a 6 inch square piece of paper.
Also, you can dally with the size of the paper doll or angel's head. A slightly larger square than calculated for the head suggests that the doll is more child-like while a slightly smaller square suggests that the doll is a little more mature. Slight dallying with component sizes, adding light tilt to head, and posing arms adds character to the kimono paper dolls and angels.







Angel Kimono
1 Triangle cut from half a square of gold foil paper
Angel Head
1 Square of gold foil paper between 25%-30% the size of square for kimono or wings
Angel Wings
1 Square of gold foil paper same size of square for kimono
Angel Umbrella Mat
5 Squares of gold foil paper 25% the size of square for kimono or wings
HINTS: An angel that is about 6.5 inches tall would be made from 1 triangle cut from half an 8 inch square for the kimono, 1 3 inch square for the head, 1 8 inch square for the wings, and 5 2 inch squares for the umbrella mat.
Trinkets and Christmas trims such as berries, bells, silk poinsettia flowers, sequins, satin roses, painted wooden hearts, Christmas picks, among other things, may be hot glued to the umbrella for a festive look.









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Kimono Fold & Accessories Diagrams:
Basic Kimono Fold
Oriental Head Fold
Modular Umbrella Mat
Kimono Paper Doll Assembly
Kimono Sizes & Hints
Bright Angel Assembly



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