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Floral Kimono

Last summer I wanted to make myself a kimono but instead I made one for my daughter since I didn't have enough floral fabric. The fabric I used was soft and thin great for spring/summer in AZ. I really wanted the hem to have a beautiful finish lucky for me I found this delicate lace trim that was a match in heaven with the floral fabric.


I think adding the lace to the hem of the kimono gave it a romantic feel. I absolutely loved it and wished it was mine instead lol. For the pattern I took down my daughter's measurements chest, waist, neck, and desired arm length. The pattern ended up being a dolman front and back. Pretty basic and simple to cut and sew. I laid the fabric on the fold so no seams at the shoulder only on the sides. The neck was sewn with bias binding tape. The sleeves and front opening were hemmed 1/4". 

Here's the final product, kimonos are a fun way to jazz up your wardrobe. Just add a simple tank and shorts underneath, let the kimono take your outfi…

Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfit

For our daughter's birthday we took her to the happiest place on earth!! Yes, you guessed right! Disneyland, it was her very first time! I really wanted to make her a special outfit. I didn't want the traditional princess dress, I wanted to be comfy yet stylish. I remembered I had the perfect white polka dot on red it reminded me of Minnie Mouse's classic outfit. I figured I'd paired it with this tiny black polka dots on white sheer fabric.


Since the weather would be warm I figured an off the shoulder crop top would be perfect. I had purchased the Coachella shorts PDF pattern from Striped and Swallow a while ago and I thought this be the perfect match with the crop top. I had been wanting to work with pom pom trim so I added them to the shorts and they made it look fun. The outfit didn't take long to cut and sew it was very straight forward. I definitely want to make more Coachella shorts using different fabric combos. My daughter really liked it but felt shy show…