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Breezy Kimono with Tassels

Added Nov 6, 2016

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand

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Description

Kimono – Burdastyle 6/2016 #127

I got this big piece of bright semi-sheer floral polyester chiffon from a local charity shop for only a buck, and my mum told me to make a kimono; well I had exactly enough for this pattern, though not for the edging. I didn’t have any fringe trim, but I did have some long pieces of thin cords, so I instead made individual tassels, placed evenly around the edges. I had to make sure they were each attached securely, which meant some knotting and hand stitching. Overall the kimono was fairly quick to sew. I used a scrap of pink vintage polyester chiffon for the edges/facings. I took these photos while house sitting for a friend, but do excuse my flashing lol, I’m wearing this kimono over the vintage pattern bikini which I made a couple of years ago. Location: St Mary’s Bay

Material Notes

woven polyester chiffon in a bright floral, 70s woven polyester chiffon in pink, thin blue cords.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Romantic
Material
Chiffon

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    Nov 26, 2016, 05.29 PMby TeenyUK

    i’ve just got back from Barbados where there were a lot of these on the beach – but yours is the most eye-catching! The colours are gorgeous! i’ve got this pattern myself but haven’t found the right fabric – i wish i’d found yours! :)

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      Nov 27, 2016, 09.00 AMby nrobson

      Thanks so much Teeny yay! The bright print was defo a good find! As far as the shoot location for this kimono goes: Barbados would defo be a much more appropriate one (- with me inside it, lol! – and on a permanent basis, hahahaha!) x

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    Nov 21, 2016, 03.20 AMby izbott

    You did some good sewin’ :-)

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      Nov 21, 2016, 08.08 AMby nrobson

      thanks honey! you’re encouraging for my sewing life (which is slowing down a bit now lolz!) X

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    Nov 15, 2016, 09.28 PMby lisascarolina

    Very pretty breezy kimono! Love the way you made the tassels! :)

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      Nov 16, 2016, 08.14 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much -happy to hear! those tassels were worth the crafting in the end =D

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    Nov 10, 2016, 04.25 PMby kisses

    Love the kimono and the fabric is pretty

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      Nov 12, 2016, 02.57 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much lovely kisses! =P

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    Nov 7, 2016, 07.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, this is so sweet Honey! Love your fabric choice and your bikini is fab too!!

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      Nov 8, 2016, 09.42 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much Ellen, lovely to hear that darl, yay! =) x

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    Nov 6, 2016, 12.23 PMby Mary Athey

    Love the kimono. The fabric is gorgeous and I also love the bikini xx

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      Nov 8, 2016, 09.42 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much Mary! most appreciated matey =D x

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