When you can't be bothered (or have a lack of time) to make a full kimono just to have only the collar showing around the neck... then you figure out a way to fake the collar. I did and here's how:
Note! This is not authentic in any way, just for cosplay purposes!
I had very pale blue leftover fabric from the time when I had made Ukitake's yukata that I figured would work for Ichito's innermost kimono.. or well, probably juban in that case. I cut out a semi-long 14 cm wide piece that I thought would work for my plan. Then I went and zigzaged around it and ironed it so that I would get a nice middle fold.
|After being zigzaged and ironed|
|Ironing on interfacing|
|The interfacing helps it keep forms such as this...|
|(photo from Google)|
After thinking for a while I figured I could try using some wrap-around tie fastening method and see if it worked as well in real life as it did in my head. I went and got some wide cotton ribbon.
|After I had cut out two same length pieces of the ribbon (no, it's not that yellow IRL)|
Then I just zigzaged the ends of the ribbons and sewed them on close to the ends of the collar. It makes life a lot easier if you wrap the collar around your neck and keep it folded the way you want it to be when you wear it with the final product, this way you can easier see where you will need to sew on the ties.
|With kimono on over it (feels so weird to wear it right over left...)|
|Front without a kimono.. it's just tied over my chest|
|Seen from back|