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 outfit to the next level. You can even use the kimono for a beach cover up! Go make yourself some fun kimonos try sheer fabrics and different fun trims such as pom poms or fringe.
Here's my daughter wearing her kimono She looked adorable! Still keeping an eye on similar floral fabrics for myself I would love a matching mommy and me.
Hope you enjoy this post and it inspires you yo sew a kimono for you or your Lil darling.