Monday, May 20, 2013

Quick & Easy Kimono Jacket

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win some gorgeous silk crepe de chine from the lovely Sophie at Cirque Du Bebe.  When I received the material it felt so soft and buttery all I wanted to do was wrap myself up in it.  I had no idea what I was going to make with it so it sat in my stash.  Every now and then I would pick it up and look at it but couldn't decide on a project.

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Then the other night I was thinking I should make myself a kimono jacket.  I own a couple and I love them and I figured they would be pretty simple to make.  I did a bit of googling and came along this tutorial.  It looked pretty easy and I knew I had the perfect material for it.

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On Saturday I had the urge to wear jeans and had already worn my two me mades that went with jeans.  So during Imogen's morning nap I decided to see if I could get this made.  Seriously, if you want an instant gratification project make a kimono jacket.  This literally took me half an hour to make.  If you made it in jersey it would be even quicker.  I am thinking I would like to make another in a nice printed jersey if I can find one.  I think it would be the perfect introductory project to sewing with knits.

4 comments:

  1. Looks great Kat! I'm tempted to use that tute, looks so simple but comfy. Try contacting darn cheap or Rathdowne remnants for printed jersey! :)

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  2. It looks great. I love instant gratification projects.

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  3. It looks great. I love instant gratification projects.

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