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I made this kimono top out of a lovely printed silk with an ombre dye affect. It was a very easy top to sew, but it was a challenge to lay out and cut the fabric as perfectly straight, with the pattern design centered and on grain as I possibly could.

I used New Look 6217 pattern view A, the short kimono, as a base pattern for the shape, but then extended it 22" to reach all the way to the end of my fabric, using the entire length of the fabric since I didn’t want to cut it off and loose the beautiful ombre pattern.

I think it came out pretty well, kind of boho-chic, so I grabbed my photographer friend, grabbed another friend’s gorgeous young daughter, and found a cool location to shoot some photos.

I had fun making this kimono and creating a little piece of wearable art!

PS I also made the tan tank top she is wearing under the kimono out of a nice sand washed silk. That turned out to be the perfect layering piece!