I LOVE the kimono style jackets that are so on trend right now, in fact I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to them.
Unfortunately I rarely find any kimonos I like in the actual shops, so most of my time is spent drooling over ones I can’t even get my hands on, so sad 😦
So what’s a girl to do if she can’t get a hold of the clothes she wants? Well she could try to make them. Sewing a garment from scratch is still pretty daunting to me though, instead I thought I’d refashion a top I bought a couple of years ago. I love the top, it’s got a great print and the fabric is lovely, but it doesn’t fit comfortably anymore (my yo-yo weightloss/gain is ridiculous), so it was either give it away or refashion it into something useable.
It was a fairly easy refashion, the V-neck of the blouse had 3 buttons at the bottom, so after unbuttoning I just cut the fabric straight down from the V. I then ironed the hems on each side and got my machine out to sew the hems.
Can I just take a minute to apologise to my poor abused sewing machine, it rarely gets used and is really dusty, I definitely need to treat her better and I promise I will. Also I will make sure I never yell at her again when I’m the one who threaded it wrong 😦
But yeah, after running the hems through the machine I was done, it was that simple. I didn’t manage to get a good picture of me wearing it though, I’m not very good at selfies.
I’ll try to get some nice pictures of me wearing it soon, hubs can play paparazzi 🙂
If you want to see some amazing kimonos, check out my Kimono inspiration board on Pinterest
Has anyone else tried a kimono refashion, or even made one from scratch? I’d love to see them!