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The Power of Customisation: How We Modified a Jacket to Fit Our Customer's Needs

Are you tired of settling for off-the-rack garments that don't quite fit your unique shape and style? You don't have to compromise any longer. At House of Kimåne, we believe that every piece of clothing should be tailored to perfection. That's why we were thrilled when one of our customers recently requested a custom alteration on a beautiful bomber jacket. You can see it right below here.

Front of custom jacket made shorter hanging on a branch
Back of custom jacket made shorter hanging on a branch

"Driven by a desire to provide a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience, we've developed a personalized service that fills a void in the market."

In this blog post, I'll take you on a journey of how we easily customized her order to her desired length, so you can see just how easy it is to get a customized kimono that fits like a dream.

I'll share a glimpse of how the piece looked before we upcycled it, before and after photos of the jacket and show you how we transformed it in our studio. Plus, I've also included some fun outfit ideas to help you style your own kimono, no matter what the occasion. So if you're curious about the process of customizing a kimono or just love fashion inspiration, keep reading for a post full of beauty and creativity.

Clothes have a story to tell - have you ever thought about that? They travel with us, bearing witness to our lives and evolving alongside us.

Djellaba laying on a chair
Sofia wearing the jacket while walking on the street

This jacket, for instance, has a tale that's more exciting than most. 

The journey began in a vibrant market in Marrakech, where we stumbled upon it already full of character and pre-loved. We brought it back with us to our studio in Mallorca, where it underwent a dramatic transformation. What was once a long caftan emerged as a stylish and unique jacket, ready to embark on a new journey. And now, it's heading on a new adventure all the way to California, cropped and ready to make a statement wherever it goes.

This jacket's evolution is much like our own - ever-changing, growing, and adapting. Its story is a reminder of the beauty of transformation and the endless possibilities for reinvention.

Jacket on ironing board being measured to shorten
Jacket hanging on a door showing that it has been shortened

After receiving the order, we began the process by taking note of the customer's desired measurements. To proceed with the alteration, we carefully picked out all the seams located on top of the bottom ribbons, allowing us to shorten the piece. This involved removing the ribbons temporarily, so we could reattach them once the alteration was complete.

Here is the jacket hanging in our studio after we cut it shorter. Notice the piece of fabric beside it? That's what we cut off to achieve its new cropped look. We're passionate about minimizing waste, so we never toss away any excess fabric.

Some leftover fabric and ribbon on an ironing board

The last step is the most important. With great care, my mother expertly sews the ribbons back onto the jacket.

Fun fact: During the spring and summer months, we love to add a pop of color to our nails. Our absolute favorite combination is the vibrant mix of orange and pink shades. It's a small but simple pleasure that always puts a smile on our faces.

We believe that every scrap has the potential to become something beautiful and useful.In this case, it will become a scrunchie! By repurposing fabric, we can reduce our environmental impact and create unique pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. This commitment to sustainability is just one of the ways we're striving to make a positive difference in the world.

Without further ado, let's dive into some exciting outfit ideas!

Style inspiration for an office look
Style inspiration for a dog walk look
Style inspiration for a cocktail party look

Ready, Set, Customize! Your Kimono Journey Begins Here

Are you ready to make your dream kimono a reality? We've got you covered! Let's start with the technical details, but don't worry, it's super simple. First, choose the kimono that speaks to your heart and add it to your cart. Next, scroll down to the customisation options and select any that apply. Finally, at checkout, let us know your desired measurement - easy-peasy! Not sure how to measure yourself? No problem. Just grab a dress or jacket from your closet, measure the length from the neck to the bottom, and voila! That's all there is to it.

Image showing screen of where to add personal measurements for customisation

As we come to the end of this post, let me leave you with a stunning piece - a kimono that holds a special place in my heart. It evokes memories of my first ever kimono, a precious treasure that I hold dear.

But this kimono is more than just sentimental value. It's a work of art, featuring delicate ribbons on the bottom that add a touch of grace and elegance. And if you choose to make it your own, you can even customize the length by moving the ribbons.

This kimono is not just a garment, it's a symbol of beauty and personal expression. It's a reminder that the things we wear can hold great meaning and significance, and that every detail - no matter how small - can make a powerful impact.

Thank you for taking the time to read this piece! I sincerely hope that it resonated with you and served as a source of inspiration.


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