Kimono

If a teenage daughter of yours has dragged you around the shops recently you may have seen the rails and rails of kimonos for sale.
‘Can you make me one?’ she asked.
After I had picked my self off the floor of Primark, I of course said, ‘Yes!’

We choose this lovely drapey soft polyester during our recent visit to Minerva Crafts.
Love Sewing Kimono

And as luck would have it the most recent edition of Love Sewing magazine had a free pattern for a kimono!

Love Sewing Kimono

Love Sewing Kimono

It is just me or has this lady’s head been shrunk?

It literally took me a couple of hours. I’m not claiming any fancy techniques here but I’m so pleased with the result I’m just going to have to run up a couple of longer versions as a cover up for my honeymoon.

 

So that’s more fabric to source. Ah,well……..

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Looks great….. And the kimonos pretty good too!! 😉

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  2. I happen to have a friend who is a dealer in Japanese kimono so my eldest had a vintage silk haori jacket this summer. However, I banned her from wearing it to the beach (it’s actually mine) so your one is much more practical all round. A longer one would be great for a cover up – should you need one on honeymoon!!
    and, yes – I agree with you about the model’s head. I think they go a bit mad with the airbrush sometimes!

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  3. Ooooh that is just gorgeous! I want a kimono too, they are everywhere, aren’t they, and such a great cover up I think. Love the fabric as well.

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  4. Looks lovely on her. Great fabric choice.

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  5. This is too cute! I love the fabric and I could even see this made up in a cozy flannel for fall! It’s chilly here so that’s where my mind is! The thought of donning a swimsuit gives me the chills! I think in a lovely drapery thin cotton it would flatter as a coverup also!

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  6. It looks lovely. That’s a really pretty fabric for it.

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  7. That’s lovely. One of those flattering shapes no matter your size. I like that the fabric isn’t an obvious choice for a teen.

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  8. Lovely! Yes, we are in kimono mode here too…..although I made annice sew hers herself!!! It has turned out very well, but she was not feeling the sewing luuurrrvvve!

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  9. love the kimono, looks great on your daughter. and regarding the small head on the lady, i think they elongate their models in photoshop – she looks a bit out of proportion!

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  10. Only a couple of hours for this? Wow. It’s so pretty!!

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  11. Oh how pretty. What a compliment to you that she has such faith in your talent for making things and is obviously so proud of you, that she asked – many wouldn’t you know 🙂

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  12. Oh how lovely. I’d love a slightly longer one of these 🙂 x

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  13. Ooh I love this. I would love a Kimono slightly longer than this one too 🙂
    Your daughter looks fab x

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