I finished up my version of a kimono.
After seeing my inspiration of kimono’s I found this great graphic print for only $3/yd. I picked up a couple yards and dug around in some patterns that I owned to find one I could modify. The inspiration picture I was trying to imitate was this one.
I found this pattern in my stash and figured it would give me a jacket form to start from.
I used view E. When cutting out the pattern I meant to lengthen the jacket and take out the curve. I didn’t quite make it long enough, so I added a band on the bottom.
I also didn’t quite cut enough to get out the curve of the jacket. It works fine, but I just wish I had a couple inches more in the circumference around my waist.
By the way, I actually didn’t mean to have my head cut off in these photos. I was trying out a new lens on my camera and apparently it has a great zoom. So I couldn’t get in range to get my whole body into the photo. And then it was starting to rain, so I didn’t have time to run upstairs and get my regular lens. So in the end, you get my half kneeling to get one final picture in.
We have a family bowling outing tonight. I just might be rockin my silk kimono jacket for the event, the graphic print goes with bowling shoes…right?!