About a year ago I bought the Yumi Yamamoto book Making Casual Kimono & Yukata.
Which is a lovely book by itself. There were two kimonos that caught my eye immediately while going through the book:
So when I found a green and blue plaid patterned fabric at the local fabric store, I grabbed it. Here's the result:
I still need to find time to actually wear this, but I'm happy to say that for a person who's 160 tall, the pattern in the book does not need altering to fit. Althought the around hip size could have been a tad bit smaller, but since it's still in comfortable fit zone it's ok.