Added May 5, 2011
I decided to have a go at this gorgeous Alexander McQueen kimono jacket. I felt I needed a bit of a sewing challenge. And it was challenging indeed. Mostly because the instructions were, well, lacking a bit. So I decided to make one in a cheap fabric, in case it didn’t turn out so well. But I like the result! And I really enjoyed the work. I think I’m going to make another one in a really stiff silk.
Hints for doing your own:
- Seam allowance (1 cm) is included
- Cut 2 of pieces 1,3,4 and 5, cut 1 of pieces 2, 6 and 7
- follow the instructions even when they seem super weird
To make the folds lie flat in the back I sewed them in place on the inside. The instructions didn’t say anything about how to fasten it, so I decided on snaps.
I made the left front a bit shorter, to make it more wearable in everyday.
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