Are you looking for a creative but different way to spend your leisure time in Paddington? The Kimono workshop hosted by Japanese expert Kent Florist could be right up your alley.

You don’t need to be a skillful sewer to make your own Kimono dress as the technique is apparently quite easy to master.

In recent years, modern fashion has embraced the simplicity of Kimono dresses. This garment has become on trend because it can easily turn a dull outfit into a dramatic ensemble without looking too made up.



Kimono jackets or robes can be worn over a pair of skinny jeans or shorts and a basic shirt. Its fabric is comfortable and fun to mix and match with other outfits.

Set for Sunday, the 28th of April 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at 6 Cochrane Street, this Kimono workshop will teach you to make either a hip or thigh-long kimono jacket (haori) to spruce your day-to-day wardrobe or a simple robe (nagajuban) to wear for special events.

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The one-time workshop cost $95 per person, which is already inclusive of the kimono cloth and sewing tools like thread and needle. Participants will also be served Japanese sweets and green tea during the break.



Kent Florist specializes in flower arrangements and its owner, Mikiko Inoue, also conducts regular Kokedama workshops for the green thumbs. Ms Innoe also runs For Japan Only, a novelty store that sells vintage Japanese items including Kimono, handbags, and shoes.