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 🙂
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!
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
- Fabric Scissors
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)
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!
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!