26 March 2015

TEAR: MINI KIMONO

spring is always deceptively late, you get so used to the dreary weather that you forget and neglect to plan your spring looks. One of my desired spring aesthetics for spring is 'boudoir babe-cum-urbane business babe', and I think a short-sleeved, mini kimono perfectly captures that ladylike vibe without being too prim. I plan on making this in black and white, and I'll be pairing them all with white trainers, and an oversized leather jacket. 

Used: a 30inch x 60inch piece of fabric (use wider fabric if you want long sleeves), pins, measuring tape, scissors
step 1. fold the fabric in half lengthways with the wrong side facing you (I folded mine again widthways to save time).
step 2. measure down 10inch from the fold and then 1inch in in from the edge (do this on both edges to create your armholes/ sleeves). Mark with chalk or pin and cut the excess off.
step 3. pin along the edges.
step 4.  sew the two side seams.
step 5. lay flat and use a ruler or measuring tape to find the mid-point. Mark and cut a straight opening from the bottom to the fold.

step 6. to create the neckline measure 3.5in on either side of the opening, mark and cut along the fold.
step 7. pin the opening back and cut excess. Fold sleeve edges and bottom edges in, and pin.

step 8. you can either run the hems through your sewing machine or complicate your life like moi and hem by hand.


what are you most looking forward to wearing this spring?
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