A Kimono Inspired Jacket

November 27, 2017

The Story: This pattern was attractive to me because I love jackets and I thought this would be a great way to use fun prints in a versatile way.


Pattern: Simplicity Pattern 1318 Misses' Kimono Jackets


Fabric:  Arica Purple Rayon Challis Fabric from Hancock Fabrics and 100% Terivoile with a hand dyed look – a gift from a friend who went to the Bahamas.




Notions:  Items on the instructions.


How did it look compared to the pattern?  I used view C and it looked very similar. The medium seemed really big on me, so I went with a small to my surprise.  I used French seams on the inside. 


Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes.    


Likes? This was a relatively fast and easy to sew project.  The fabrics I used are light and breezy, so it is very comfortable.


Dislikes?  None! But this doesn't look anything like a kimono.




Pattern changes?  No changes. I did find a good review from Brittany Jones on YouTube that I used as a guide. Her advice on the sleeves was extremely helpful.




Will I sew this again? Yes, I’m thinking about making the same kimono, but reversing the fabric placements.


Here's my photos of the finished garment!

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