|Showing off the kimono she made. :-)|
|Inspiration for making a kimono.|
We had one yard of a silky-type of fabric to work with.
|Prepping the fabric.|
First thing was to cut the sleeves. We cut ours at 10" x 24". They are folded in half and sewn along the short side. Next time, I think we will cut them longer at 12" or 14" by 24" - based on my daughter's preference for a longer length on her arms.
The second cut was for the back of the kimono. Our's measured 24" x 32". It was folded in half to cut it even. This fabric was really slippery which made cutting straight a challenge. A bit was cut at the top for the neck and the bottom was rounded, although not as dramatically as it was in the tutorial.
The third cut was for the front of the front of the kimono. Ours measured 7" across, and the length was down to where the kimono began to round down.
A narrow hemmer foot was used to hem up the raw edges around the kimono, and then it was done.
The kimono turned out a little bit smaller than what she wanted. Next time, we will make some adjustments to the sleeves, and the neck line.