How I made my polkadot kimono

What I used:

  • Polka dot ciffon style material L150cmXH120cm (I 150×150 just to make it longer, I am size 8 to 10 UK)
  • Thread matching the material
  • a needle & thread/ sewing machine ( I used a sewing machine but you the only time consuming bit would be the hemming If you did this by hand, so you could always try a fabric that you dont need to hem)
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tape

Just a note to start off with my fabric didn’t have a right side or wrong side, so always be aware when your sewing your piece together, that you will want the stitching in the inside( wrong side ) of the fabric, so it’s not visable when your wearing it!

Very easy to follow videos & picture guides on YouTube and Pinterest! I tried my best to explain but sometimes it’s easiest to watch!

  1. I started off with a piece of material 150cmx120cm and folded that in half , so that the fold is furthest away from you and pinned to keep in place.
  2. I folded the fabric in half again so that left side met with the right and measured a box to cut out of the corner with the loose ends. I riskily didn’t actually measure this and winged it, definitely leaving more room so that the sleeves were bigger rather than smaller.
  3. Then when you unfold the fabric once & take the fabric to the machine to sew up the sides so that the sleeve and sides were in tact.  It was pretty easy just remember to take your time its 90 degree angle on each side so its not too much.
  4. This was a bit I wanted to measure.. The half way line so that we had a opening to get in to the kimono.. So measuring half way across your fabric cut right  up to the fold.
  5. So its starting to look like a kimono now and for some you may be done if you don’t need to hem!  I did so I hemmed all the sleeves and bottom of the kimono and I was done!

Though its not perfect i’m pretty happy with how this turned out, yes the stitching goes a bit funny on the back of the neck.. but my hair hides that. the rest of it looks really neat and I dont think I have ever sewn that straight before in my life soooo chuffed!

God knows where ill wear it but it was fun making it & pretty quick.

20 Creative Projects I need to Start/Complete (sewing, knitting & many more…)

  1. Sew BF’s t shirt in elephant fabric

  2. Finish knitted head band

  3. Finished knitted blanket

  4. Finish skirt made from black white & neon fabric

  5. 1in wide elastic headbands with flowers- 2/9/18

  6. Diy dress to skirt

  7. Bracelets little beads & elastic

  8. Decorate wall next to bed

  9. Cover / paint desk

  10. Sew a hoodie from scratch

  11. Sew a crop top

  12. Make scrunchies

  13. Decorate my room!!

  14. Try to write a book

  15. Create video compilation of something!

  16. Make Mum & Dad a homemade present

  17. Start a 30 day draw something each day challenge

  18. Take a photo every day for 30 days

  19. Tidy up those crafting drawers make pouches and pockets to store things!

  20. Crop the t shirts I’ve wanted to for ages!

Ive been trying to write at least one list of 20 a day to get my brain working and to remember what I have started and need to finish!

First sewing project

So I decided to make a skirt I bought some fabric of Ebay and started sewing and here is what I have so far…

Sorry about the dirty mirror!!

I had to re do the seam twice and the zipper I have sewn in isn’t perfect but overall I’m very proud of what I have created!

I think the fabric is cool and a bit different and I enjoy wearing it the only thing I really need to finish is a popper for the waist band, as the zipper only goes to the bottom of the waist band and it will need some sort of button to finish it off but overall it’s done!!

Yay! First sewing project 👍