Kimono jackets are quick to make and simple to wear. This one has already been in serious rotation this summer!
After scouring Pinterest, I found a free tutorial for a kimono jacket via Elle Apparel and then this colourful poly chiffon in a local store. It was meant to be.
The tutorial is great, giving you tips on creating one to fit your measurements, rather than ‘trace a top you already own’ which annoys me no-end. If I already owned such a top, I wouldn’t need to make one now, would I? Yup, this is a tutorial for the masses.
The kimono jacket sews together easily. The hardest part was the copious amount of tiny hems. A great chance for lots of practice with the hemming foot, but it came with a lot of unpicking at the start! After a few metres of hemming, I’m much more practised now.
As a side note, if you’re ever sewing with chiffon, my best tip is to use small stitches. It will help the seams sit nice and smooth.
Right, I’m off to maximise this sunshine!