aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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9 of 52: Kimono Pants
Posted by dav at 2007 November 25 08:41 PM
File under: Art

When I was last in Japan, Mie's Aunt gave her some old kimonos to bring back with us. I've been meaning to try using them to add some flair to a pair of old jeans ever since, and finally got around to it today. Lesson learned: sewing something onto trouser legs can be fairly complicated, and I suck at sewing.

Discrete Items Kimono Pants!

Kimono Pants

Comments:

Looks pretty darn cool! I totally know what you mean about the whole "More complicated than it looks / I suck at *insert thing here*". I've been visiting my parents this past week and was going to try to make something using my Dad's scroll saw for this weeks project. Alas, it turned out to be a heck of a lot more difficult than I thought. Ended up having to do some music instead. (My dad's a really great woodworker, and kept saying "it's not that hard, you just have to practice it a bit").

In the end, I know he's right. Bravo to you for putting it out there and sticking with it!

Posted by: Thomas on November 26, 2007 07:59 PM

Cool! I like these.

Posted by: Ele on November 27, 2007 05:19 PM

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