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Old 08-17-2001, 03:47 AM   #6
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Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Re: Mom's Hakama

Originally posted by tedehara
Sorry, I just used Mom as an example of someone who can be recruited to sew a hakama.
Okay! Actually my mom did lend a hand with both of my hakama's
I'm using a hand-me-down hakama from my dojo.
That's a nice tradition. I'm not yet allowed to wear a hakama in aikido-class so my old hakama has been used as a 'loaner' for those who pass sankyu until they can get one from a store.

I have been planning to create a sewing pattern for a hakama, but I know little (nothing !) about how to do that, and my time is limited so I will just pass on one very important lesson that I learned the hard way: ALLWAYS remember to wash the fabric BEFORE sewing the hakama. The hot-pant's style of hakama is probably not getting into style for while.....

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