Kimono in Silk

Added Oct 3, 2011

by Maudene Nelson

Yonkers, New Yor...

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Description

My daughter asked for this for her birthday. I thought it would be fairly simple — kimonos are glorified rectangles. But I was really challenged by creating “authentic” sleeves and the slippery silk layers were like herding cats. She was very happy happy with it — and that’s all that matters.

Material Notes

The pattern was an old one (similar to Simplicity 5685). The robe is made of silk charmeuse (I think) and the sleeves are lined with a navy blue charmeuse. A number 9 needle skipped stitches on more than two layers so I did most of the robe with an 11.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments

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    Oct 5, 2011, 12.34 AMby ladyshape

    “the slippery silk layers were like herding cats”. Perfect.

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