Taking a closer look at our modified indigo shibori yukata, there are some interesting touches that signify this was very much a homemade or at least home-modified garment.
The partial lining is from a tenugui, or cotton hand towel. It is very soft, and has been carefully tacked in such a way to give more breathability to the upper portion of the yukata, which makes it more comfortable to wear. It also protects the outer garment from sweat damage. Oddly enough though, there is no modesty lining in the seat. I found this unusual as most of my hand sewn yukata have a large, square-shaped seat lining, ideal for sitting on, especially when you’re still slightly damp from the bath or sauna.
The more I’ve looked this yukata over, the more interesting details I’ve discovered, including the different stitches used to keep the fabric balanced and even. Both long and short stitches are used to keep the fabric in place, then given a finished edge. Colors and patterns are matched up as well as can be, considering the two fabrics are actually quite different.