Last week I was so lucky to be able to take part in a Kimono fitting practice. Two Japanese women I did not know before that needed someone who can speak English to practice with. One of them is learning to help people to dress in Kimono and teaching them to do it themselves (it is not easy let me tell you!!!!). She wants to be able to teach foreigners and therefore wanted someone who can speak English. I met them around 10 am and then the lesson started :)
Because I am "a bit" taller and curvier than most Japanese women the Kimono did not fit me, it was too short and too tight. I thought it was suppose to be this tight, but they said it was just because it was too small for me. If we do it again they are going to try to get a bigger one and then I am going to try to do it myself!!!
BUT after standing for 90 minutes to get dressed and then being in this tight kimono I almost fainted when we went outside to take the pictures and had to hurry upstairs again and change so we didn't get pictures of the back :( But now I know how it is suppose to fit and I can make it less tight next time :)
What a wonderful day and it is always so much fun to meet new people, specially as nice and these ladies :)
A big thank you :)