FREE kimono sewing patternMy mother made a kimono jacket for me in December. Find that version and the FREE sewing pattern on this link - kimono sewing pattern. She gave me a few lovely pieces of fabric. I was keen to make another kimono jacket with the same pattern.
Two things I did different this time were -
- take a bigger seam allowance which makes it less voluminous
- make the sleeves shorter
I think I might prefer this to the other version. But that's the great thing about making your own clothes. You make them as YOU want them, not how the stores stock them. I can always take the other jacket in if I want it to fit a bit snugger like this one.
The steps to making this kimono are exactly the same. I took pics so you can see the process again.
Cut the front. You can see I allowed extra fabric at the front opening for the diagonal piece (See left in above photo)
|Sew top and sides together|
Sew top and sides together.
|Fold over fabric and make a narrow hem|
Fold over and make a small hem all around the jacket and sleeves.
|Fold over and sew again to conceal raw edges|
Fold over again so raw edges are enclosed and make another small hem.
|The hem at the neck may have to be narrower to prevent puckering|
Your hem at the neckline might have to be narrower to prevent puckering.
And that's a fun new kimono in the bag!
See another version of this same pattern - on this link.
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More from me right here next week.