6 DIY Kimono tutorials - Andrea's Notebook Thankyou - been meaning to look for kimono tutorials online and you saved me the bother, so now I can make one in time for my hols - out of a lovely old sari!
Buy lace yardage for the back (or sides?) of a dress pattern. Baste back panel(s) to skirt and front. Pin embellishment in a nice arrangement; slit basting and push ribbon into hole; sew as normal (this is to avoid mis-aligned embellishment).