I've decided to list a few items from my personal kimono collection for sale. This is partly to clean house a bit, but also partly because (for some reason or another) there are certain piece in my collection that I am not feeling particularly attached to. This suggests to me that they have not found their true home with me, so I figure that I will let them find their true home with someone else.
The third piece I'm putting up for sale is Kuregata. She's a BEAUTIFUL Taisho Period furisode, but she's really short for me.
157cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
124m - Arm span
59m - Width across the back
135cm - Total width of skirt
107.5cm - Sleeve drop
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 147cm (4'10") - 167cm (5'6") tall, with hips about 90cm (35") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.