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Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide by Kurokami-Kanzashi Maiko Hikizuri Measurement Guide by Kurokami-Kanzashi
This was a little something I put together for a friend.  It's not quite a sewing tutorial for a maiko hikizuri, but it provides very detailed measurements which you can use to create your own maiko hikizuri.  These are the measurements I used to create my Harunohana hikizuri (kurokami-kanzashi.deviantart.c… ) - it includes measurements for where to place the body extension in order to make a regular kimono into a hikizuri.  All the measurements in this diagram are based off of those of the authentic maiko hikizuri in my collection.  The drawing is not exactly to scale, but it is fairly close.

I apologize for the tiny text, but it was the only way to get it all to fit.  If you wish to view the text more clearly, please hit the download button.  The image is nice and large, so you should be able to get a good look at the text once the image is downloaded.
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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Student Artist
*raises hand* Question! If we wanted to use this for a Susohiki, would there be any additional measures other than the sleeve? (i.e. the maiko "furisode" sleeves; yours only shows the short sleeves) would this cover that as well? (including the new sleeve dimensions if there needs to be any)
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Actually, this diagram only shows the measurements for maiko length sleeves; i.e 110cm without tucks in place, and 90cm after tucks are in place.  Geiko wear sleeves that are about 50cm in length (standard short sleeve length for kimono these days).  All the measurements to account for the shoulder and sleeve tucks are included in the above diagram.
StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Artist
Oooohhh! Very helpful! 8O Thanks for the passing tip dear! I'm in the works of trying to figure out making a kimono so this helps a lot~!
psiten Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing find! Thank you so much for putting this together!
Witchthyme Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
w00t w00t! most helpful... and even helpful to make a geiko hiki... or to even just lengthen a kimono (shich is often a problem for me)...
AlexPianistka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thanks a lot for sharing!
TenshiShu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I'm assuming this would work for Geiko hiki as well? With shorter sleeves of course. 
Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Yes.  With geiko hiki, the sleeves would be about 50cm in length.  Also the body extension will need to be narrower.  You can get away with adding 30cm for a maiko hiki because of the wide obi, but geiko fold their obi narrower, so you're best not to add more than 20cm around the waist.  If you do, it will be difficult to hide the extension when the kimono is worn.
shadowgeisha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for putting this up, I'm going to find this very helpful. :-)
GGDoll Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you.
kogoma10 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
this is amazing! thank you so much ^__^
Hatsuoki Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artist
OAO This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for making and posting such a diagram! <3
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