Today’s Patteren Of Wal Mart make is a kimono sewn from some silk chiffon printed with butterflies and trimmed with mini pom poms. Sewn from New look 6378- $2.97. I sewed view CThis design doesn’t have the usual folded over band facing the front edges, so it’s really quick to sew up. If you don’t use French seams like I did, it will probably take about an hour. I sewed a size small with no adjustments.
I did make this for me, but I have a feeling it will be spending some time being worn by Miss I., who loves it too. I asked her if she thought kimonos were out of fashion yet, and she said no, they are still really popular. She’s my fashion consultant sometimes. 19 year olds are pretty up to date,or this one is,so it’s handy to have one around for the summer sewing reference before she goes off to university. She has my boots on here, too so I guess they pass the test. They do double duty for us.I’ll miss her rifling through my closet! Funny how you miss those little things.
I had this chiffon for a couple years , because I had no idea what to make with it. I felt the simplicity of the kimono was the perfect backdrop to show it off. Aren’t those butterflies insanely gorgeous?!Here is a close up of my tiny hems. To see my tips on sewing with chiffon, you can visit my Ten tips for sewing silk chiffon post. Thanks for stopping by!