Friday, October 31, 2014

Notes on a Pattern - Simplicity 1318 Kimono Jacket

Kimono style jackets are hot this fall.  They are popping up everywhere.

Rhonda even showcased her version two years ago.  Yes, two years ago before the trend really hit main stream.

Simplicity released 1318 this summer.  Initially, I didn't think I liked this pattern.  But the more I looked at it, the more it grew on me.  When I saw Erica B's version, I decided to buy it and give it a try.

This pattern is billed at "easy to sew".  I like view C as worn by the model on the envelope.  It has six pieces and does require (suggest) some hand sewing.  Overall, it does look pretty easy to make and probably won't take a long time to make.

So, this is another pattern of my list of many, many patterns to try.  What do you think?

Happy Sewing and Have a Fantastic Weekend!


  1. I have a kimono high on my summer sewing list. BurdaStyle magazine also has some great patterns.

  2. I'll be wearing them through out the winter. Sequin is my next one! I have three different one's including the one you have listed.

    1. Great, Carol. I reallt like the idea of a sequin version. Thanks.

  3. Great review, another item to add to longggg list of future sewing projects.

  4. I think that this would make a lovely topper, and it looks like such an easy sew. (Almost) instant gratification?

  5. I think View C is a really nice version so I say go for it!

  6. OMG, I think View C is gorgeous and would look beautiful on you! I can't wait to see your version!

  7. I like this style but not sure it will work for me! I too am seeing a lot of kimono style jackets in local stores. I thinkI will try one on just to see!

  8. i made view C out of a crazy mysterious polyester of sorts and it is fantastic! i should have lengthened it a pinch and gone down a size but its still fantastic and super fast. enjoy! i know your version will be spectacular.

    -dani e



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