DIY Lace Kimono Jacket – cocoon cut

I have been sitting on this lace fabric for the longest time, never being sure what to make from it because I feel like the vast quantity of it gives off a  widow/funeral vibe – which the boy explicitly mentioned when this piece was done. Sigh.

BUT, I do like how it turned out 🙂

Lace Kimono final

I have been searching for the right trim fabric for a while now, but being in Malaysia limits my fabric choices.

So thankfully I decided to try and complete this kimono project while in Norway visiting the boy. I took a trip down to Stoff og Stil in Stavanger, Norway last weekend and found just the right thing!Lace Kimono final b

This kimono jacket uses the same pattern as this project where I showed you how I made a detachable hood, but not how I made the jacket that I attached it to. I have received quite a few requests about how to make that jacket and I swear I have been wanting to, but have just been looking for the right fabric!


Anyways, here’s how I made it:


  • Lace Fabric (something with a nice drape)

I used a piece that was 1.4m in width and 1m in length. If you want something shorter, use a square piece, maybe 1m x 1m

  • Trim Fabric (something with a nice drape)

I used about 0.5m and cut them into strips 4″ in width to be folded in half

  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Iron



The apartment  in Norway is a little cramped, so taking pictures of this kimono during the process was a little difficult. But I have made diagrams (like I always do 🙂 to help you guys out)

Lace Kimono Instructions Final

This can be further simplified if you had a fabric which you didn’t have to hem or finish the edges. Then you would literally have to fold it in half and sew it in two spots!

Lace Kimono final a2

Lace Kimono final a4

Lace Kimono final a5

This pattern can also be used with sturdier fabrics like in this project to create a cocoon shaped cape jacket which is great for winter.

Isn’t the concept so basic? I hope you liked it!

LOve <3



4 Replies to “DIY Lace Kimono Jacket – cocoon cut”

  1. Could I do this with a sherpa blanket? I get absolutely freezing when I’m sat at my desk and I’m imagining this would make it easier to use the keyboard without letting air get to me!

    1. Um I’m not sure what a sherpa blanket is, but you could do this with just about any fabric. I previously made this with a much thicker almost furniture upholstery liek fabric and lined it too. SO I’m thinking using a blanket would be similar. Now that you’ve mentioned it though, that does seem like a good winter idea 😉 Good luck with it!

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