Design your own unique, custom-made silk jacket reimagined from a vintage Japanese kimono. These jackets are loose fitting, unlined, and hip length with slight shoulder padding. They have side slits at the hips to enhance the drape.
Contact me to view current fabric selection or view at firstfruitsapparel.com. Once you choose the size, style and base fabric I will begin by carefully picking apart one or more vintage kimono, washing the silk and re-designing it. I will place design motifs and may add contrast fabrics, piping, binding, cuffs or frog closures as I create a piece especially for you. You may leave the details entirely to me or communicate your preferences about the design elements as well as jacket length and sleeve length.
Please keep in mind that because these are made from vintage fabrics, there may be occasional slight creases or small spots or color variations. Satisfaction guaranteed or purchase price will be refunded once the jacket is returned in original condition.
The time to receive your custom made jacket will be between 2 and 6 weeks, depending on my workload. I am a one-woman operation and work from my smoke free home.
Information on Sizes. Measurements are taken in inches from the outside of the jacket. Bust measurement taken just below armhole. Waist at narrowest point. Hip at widest point. Shoulders are measured across the back between the tops of the seams between shoulder and sleeves. Back length measured from bottom of collar to finished bottom edge. Sleeve measured from top seam connecting sleeve to jacket on top of shoulder to finished bottom edge.
For best size selection, measure a blazer or jacket that fits you well. I am able to make changes to any of the measurements listed below if you request them. Feel free to ask any questions!
Size small: Bust 40, Waist 39, Hip 41. Shoulder width 16. Back length 30. Sleeve length 20
Size Medium: Bust 44,Waist 42, Hip 44. Shoulder width 17. Back length 30. Sleeve length 20.
Size Large: Bust 46, Waist 45, Hip 46. Shoulder width 17. Back length 30. Sleeve length 21.
Size Extra Large:Bust 50, Waist 49, Hip 50. Shoulder width 17 1/2. Back length 30. Sleeve length 22
Size XXL: Bust 51, Waist 50, Hip 51. Shoulder width 17 1/2. Back length 30. Sleeve length 22
Payment is by PayPal or credit card.
Shipping from United States
Shipping is free within the continental US. Additional charges for priority shipping or international shipping. Contact seller for more information
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns are acceptable within 2 weeks at customer's expense for reasons of fit or if item is not as represented. Item must be received in the same condition as when sent before refund will be issued. Please contact me before returning your purchase.
Some minor alterations are possible if the jacket you like is not quite the right fit (length, sleeves). Contact me for more information.
Nov 18, 2019
The jacket is gorgeous! I am so pleased with the final product. Susan worked with me throughout the process, confirming details, in order to ensure it was exactly as I'd envisioned it when I initially chose the silk from the original kimono. I wore this to my son's wedding and received many compliments. I love a piece of clothing that has a story.