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Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us. “

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I love Mondays!! Its a new week, a fresh start, a new day to regroup. The month of October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. To honor the women and men too who have suffered because of this dreaded disease, I wanted to create and wear something PINK to an upcoming event.  My dear friend Primrose (see blog here), has been affected by breast cancer the last 18 months.  She is a fighter and is so determined to beat cancer.

This easy to sew kimono was made using Simplicity 1108 (here) with a rayon crepe challis fabric that I selected for winning the day to night look for the Fabric mart challenge (here).  This was the last piece of pre-cut fabric in this color and I was so happy to grab it.  I chose to rock it with the jeans that I made using Closet Case mid-rise ginger jeans pattern (here)  for the final Fabric Mart challenge!  Yes the Fabric Mart challenge that I won (here).  These jeans fit amazing and I have worn it every single week since. 

Looks peach in the shade!

This kimono pattern will be modified significantly on the next make for my daughter.  I will probably grade the pattern for her (XXS TO XS), shorten it to mid thighs, add belt loops at the side and cut the back piece on fold and remove the 5/8 inch seam allowance.  I will be in sewing overdrive the next week as I have the sew your view and a few makes before my last vacation of the year.

Glasses: from Aldo Shoes ($8) Shoes:  Ann Taylor 

What would you rock your kimono with?  I can surely rock this again with shorts or a pencil dress.Thanks for stopping and be sure to check back for more DIY and fall projects.  I will be adding a subscription link and making a few changes to the blog so stay tune!

Have a BLESSED WEEK and one love.


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