It's finally looking like spring in Chi-town. That makes me very happy. So it's a great time to start sewing for spring. Last fall a posted Notes of a Pattern - Kimono Jackets. I'm just getting around to finishing my first one. DD's is on the table now waiting to be sewn. I couldn't wait to show you my new kimono jacket.
Simplicity never gives a detailed description. In this case, the photos on the envelope are an excellent representation of how the jackets look. So I won't bore you with describing "kimono jackets".
This simplicity pattern (1318) comes in sizes XXS - XXL. I made a medium for view C with no fit alterations.
I like everything about this pattern: style and comfort. Great for casual wear as well as evening wear.
I used a mesh knit from Michael Levine. The fringe came from New Rainbow Fabrics on Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago.
Today I will make view D for my daughter. It's slightly different, but is just as easy as view C. I really like how this kimono turned out and am sure I will get plenty of wear out of it in the coming months.
That's all for now. Happy Sewing!