Monday, October 14, 2013

Graphic Print Kimono

I finished up my version of a kimono.

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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.

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I found this pattern in my stash and figured it would give me a jacket form to start from.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?!

5 comments:

  1. it totally goes for bowling... all the other moms will be jealous! :) great job.
    Kristi - kopy kat

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  2. What a fun piece to throw on over a basic outfit!

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  3. That's a really beautiful jacket.

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  4. I just featured you on my blog: http://naeh-connection.blogspot.de/2013/10/weekend-sewing-4-los-gehts.html

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  5. I totally love that jacket!!! So cute. The modifications you made to that pattern are great!

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