The Blue Kimono

simple blue kimono

I took a couple hours yesterday to turn the blue “novelty chiffon” I picked up last week into an easy kimono.

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I had two yards so I cut it up into 6 rectangles. The back, 2 fronts, 2 sleeves, and a neckband that isn’t pictured here, and that I ended up not adding.


The shoulders and sleeves are flat felled seams.

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And the side + underarm seam are french seams.

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For the fronts and the bottom hem I did a 3/4 inch rolled hem and top stitched both edges.

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And I did 2 1/4 inch deep cuffs, again with stitching at the top and bottom edges.

I’ll love this piece as something to throw on, but it was kind of a pain in the ass to sew. I forgot how exactly how fast kimonos are, I think this project took 2 1/2 hours from start to finish, and how much I love wearing them.

So now I have a dress, a sweater, and a kimono, but I plan on spending the next couple days editing this month’s book chapter, and busting out some more clothes. I can’t quite believe it’s already the 27th.

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