FREE Kimono sewing patternThis is my third version of the same kimono jacket. It doesn't look as good in the pic as it does when I wear it. Might be because my model has a completely different body to mine. You can see the first one my mother made - here. I made a second version and used much bigger seems. It fits just that bit sungglier. See that kimono jacket - here.
These kimono jackets have been great for summer. They are cool and light but keep the sun off. I used a black cotton blend fabric with a teeny tiny white dot. The print goes all weird in these photos!
I'm not going to go crazy with instruction as they are all in the links above. As is the FREE sewing pattern. But I will show pics with all the steps.
First you need to make your sewing pattern.
|Cutting back piece of pattern|
|Two back pieces and two front pieces|
|Pin and sew centre backs together|
|Sew sides and shoulders|
|Snip curved areas|
|Hem all around jacket|
|Sew front and neck area|
Voila! Your jacket is complete.
If you would like more free sewing patterns or DIY inspiration scroll to the Gallery pages. You can also see how I made the necklace - here.
I will be back with more next week.
Bye for now.