Do you have an eye for fashion? Treat yourself to something pretty! We don’t mean buy something… you can make something! Thanks to the genius of Sew Girl, you can now make your very own Suki Kimono! This stylish garment is the perfect loungewear for the summertime – your new look is only a few simple steps away!
More versatile than you might think, the Suki Kimono is really useful for all seasons. You can make it with many types of fabrics including the classic drapey viscose (which always looks great in the summer) and thicker woven fabrics such as ethnic stripes and woollens to make a simple cardigan style jacket. This is a simple project which is perfect for beginners to dressmaking and is aimed to give you confidence to get into dressmaking.
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The Suki Kimono is hip length with a front band, patch pockets and has French seams on the inside for a neater finish. This example below shows the end result of what you could make yourself – look forward to showing off this beautiful Kimono to your friends on your next video call!
If you’d like to make a warm and cosy Suki Kimono that’s fit for winter, then making a woollen jacket version is easy to do – all you need to do is lengthen the sleeves and add a belt.
A lovely bonus of the Suki Kimono is the nice deep sleeve hems!
…and a front band which you can attach by hand or machine.
The useful patch pockets are super easy to attach. Simply hem the top, fold over the side edges, pin them on and topstitch around the three sides.
Voila! Who doesn’t love a pocket?!
Creating your Suki Kimono will not only be a fine addition to your wardrobe but be a wonderful reminder of the work you put in – a wearable achievement that looks gorgeous!
Ready to take on this fun challenge and show off to your friends? Get your Suki Kimono Sewing Pattern in sizes 8-20 on the Sew Girl brand page on our website!
Feeling inspired? Check out Sew Girl demonstrating the magic of this design other kits in the video below!