Falling in Love with Kimonos
“I love the idea of embracing your curves and loving yourself while expressing it through fashion.” – Hayley Hasselhoff
Its Monday and I am super excited about the finish of this Kimono made using Butterick 6176 (here). Even though cutting and sewing with the sheer chiffon fabric was a challenge, I AM amazed by the finish results. This fabric I found at a local fabric store caught my eyes the minute I walked in but was a headache to cut. After I was done cutting, I noticed I had some mis-cuts as the fabric shifted and I had to cut a smaller size. I literally threw it in my dump pile on last Tuesday and opted to work my magic this weekend while I was kid free.
Little did I know how perfect the smaller size down would drape. I started with the medium and ended up cutting a small to fix the zig zag cuts. I had to pin everytime I stitched to avoid the fabric from slipping. This allowed me to be extra careful and to have a polished finish.
Now as for the added detail! I am loving how the bias tape detail added a little spunk to it. I opted for a double stitch to give it a more polished look. This will definitely be one of the go to pieces for the transition to fall.
Look 1: Kimono styled with skinny jeans
High waist skinny denim (old): NY and Company
Tank: Forever 21 Clutch DIY
Look 2: Kimono styled with a classic pencil skirt and tee
I surely couldn’t wait to rock it to work today!
DIY Pencil Skirt using Mimi G tutorial (Scuba Knit fabric)
Tee – Old Navy
Shoes: Zara (old)
I will be rocking this Kimono again this Labor Day weekend and will share my other 2 looks on the beach rocking it with shorts and a pencil dress. I am SUPER EXCITED about this week as it will be my first challenge for the Fabric Mart challenge. Don’t forget to come back to check it out. Also, if you missed the article published in Sunday’s Outlook Section of the Jamaica Gleaner “Let It BE”, take a minute to read! (HERE) I promise that you won’t be disappointed. IT’S A great READ!!!