Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kimono Jacket - Simplicity 1318

Hi There!











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 did look like the photo on the pattern envelope, except I added fringe to the hem of the jacket. As for the instructions, a piece of cake. Very easy, nothing confusing.

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!
Cennetta

27 comments:

  1. I love this! I've been wanting to make one, just can't figure out what fabric to use.

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    1. Thank you, Angela. It first that was a challenge for me as well. Then I found the mesh knit and thought it was perfect for the jacket. I think almost any floral print will work, depending on your taste. You may also want to consider the size of the print and how you will handle the placement of the pattern in your jacket.

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  2. Kimonos are on my list this spring too. Yours is pretty.

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    1. Oh thank you, Faye. There are my thing this spring too. I'll make at least one more for myself. I'm also finished with view D for my daughter.

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  3. So lovely! And chic. On another note, I'm coming to Chicago for work in April (just a brief weekend). I'm staying the loop and know the area pretty well (but that's all I know of Chicago). I was wondering if you could share a list of great fabric/trim stores in the area or close by on public transportation? I might have a free morning. I think Vogue fabrics isn't too far from the Aquarium/Museum area, but that's all I know.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I would be happy to send you a list of places near the downtown area. I'll contact you via email. Thanks again.

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  4. It's so pretty!! I love th etrim!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! Stylish and comfort wrapped in this cute little package...job well done my friend!

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  6. That is gorgeous. Looks magnificent on you.

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  7. Cennetta! You look so cool! This is so awesome- if I ever see it in real life, I'll be tempted to grab it and run!

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