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Laura Kimono Dress

Added Dec 30, 2009

by jam and ivy

St. Paul, Minnes...






I needed a dress with sleeves for a friends wedding reception. (I was waiting for a wax and couldn’t show my pits) I copied a dress I already had for the pattern.

Material Notes

I have no idea what the material is as it was just some left overs that i had in my stash. I am cheep though so probably polyblend.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Other
Blends, Other, Polyester

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.24 AMby galatina

    love your excuse for making a dress! and it looks gorgeous.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 03.10 PMby littlevigilante

    I really like the kimono style! Great job copying an existing garment!

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      Dec 30, 2009, 07.23 PMby jam and ivy

      Thanks! To me copying existing garments is sometimes easier than using a pattern. That is how I make jeans…because most of the patterns for jeans that you can buy are all really ugly and pleated or something.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 02.18 AMby Jodi Wade

    hahaha! i can’t believe it is easier for you to make a dress rather than get waxed!! your dress looks nice – i have to get around to making a dress with sleeves sometime too

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      Dec 30, 2009, 07.22 PMby jam and ivy

      My appointment (for the wax) was the day after the wedding. It was just more convenient to make the dress I guess than have to shave until I could get a new appointment. Haha, The kimono sleeve was pretty easy. That was why I picked it. It is just a tube stuck onto a v-neck criss cross dress.

      P.s. I have no formal education on how to sew. My terminology with sewing tends to mimic that of when I go to the hardware store…“I need a thingy that does some swosshy stuff…”

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    Dec 30, 2009, 01.19 AMby cquinn13

    Really like the style!

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      Dec 30, 2009, 01.23 AMby jam and ivy

      Wow thank you! I am new to the website so the friendly complements are a good motivation to keep sewing!

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