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alexander mcqueen's kimono blouse

Added Sep 20, 2008

by smvphotography

Phoenicia, New Y...






i can’t believe it’s finished. i’m not sure if i lost more nerves or as i’ve been told “made some new connections of my braincells”. anyway, this was a in many ways very frustrating project but i think all the work paid off in the end. this is by far the hardest thing i ever sewed, mostly because of the confusing directions and all the preparation work – there are points labeled a-z on the pattern that all have to be marked (somehow there are a few i didn’t even find out how to use). anyways, while there are a couple of places that don’t look the same on the pictures on the showstudio website (where you can get the pattern for free) i’m very proud and feel like i own a designer garment and it’s probably one of the nicest pieces of clothing that i ever owned.

Material Notes

bedspread my mom gave me from morocco





me for conquering this project, alexander mcqueen for prividing the beautiful pattern, all the people out there on the internet that have made this before me and from whom i got some valuable tips and my husband for living through all my nervous breakdowns!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.42 PMby martimuma

    Hi,congratulations! I really love your Kimono, but which size is it? did you re-size the original pattern? thanks

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    Jul 3, 2010, 12.25 AMby Yaba Dice

    Any tips? i’m gonna to try to do this jacket!

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    Oct 20, 2009, 10.31 AMby dian 1024

    well done… that was difficult pattern..

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    Feb 18, 2009, 10.57 AMby honeyfitz

    Absolutely amazing, I know I’ve already said that about this garment but the pics are amazing and I worship this blouse! Congrats!

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    Oct 15, 2008, 04.32 AMby pinksunflower

    This is really beautiful. Well done. How long did it take???

    It looks designer – well worth the long slog! I would love to attempt something like this in the future when I have more confidence.

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    Sep 26, 2008, 01.53 AMby mixedchick

    this is BREATHTAKING! i downloaded that pattern…needless to say it has sat in a file folder on my laptop desktop totally untouched. i haven’t even had the nerve to print it out. i’m blown away by yours. what a great fabric choice! wear this with pride, girl. it looks fantastic :)

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    Sep 23, 2008, 09.27 AMby anajan

    It looks like it requires a lot of work and love to make it. Bravo!

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    Sep 22, 2008, 08.02 AMby carottesauvage

    Amazing! The back feature is so well crafted, enhance the waist line beautifully (have you lost weight may I ask?) The fabric (and conception) makes it a very couture garment to cherish for ever!

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    Sep 21, 2008, 12.03 PMby milkyway

    I’ve just don’t know what to say… gorgeous, beautiful, very neatted, well finished, so stylish great color and fabric. You look stunning, great shots too. I want one!! Please tell me where did you find the pattern? any site? for free? are you sure? wouldn’t you mind that I make any for me?

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    Sep 21, 2008, 07.55 AMby barty

    Just great!!!

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    Sep 21, 2008, 06.12 AMby fabricaddict

    Oh wow, it’s absolutely stunning!! well done!

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    Sep 21, 2008, 05.52 AMby you

    awesome! so well done. what’s the website?

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    Sep 21, 2008, 05.02 AMby trploceanmoon

    Very nice! I will have to go and check out that site. You did a great job! that blouse is awesome!

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    Sep 21, 2008, 04.09 AMby sommerkind

    Absolutely great! I know the pattern and am dreaming of it to make. I only think that my sewing skills and my patience will both have to improve. And I never found out what size it is. Can you please tell me? I love the colours of your blouse.

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    Sep 20, 2008, 06.41 PMby juebejue

    wow, this is the coolest shirt i have ever laid my eyes on! I like kimonos a lot, if i knew how, i would attempt uour shirt myself!

    add: just found the pattern online! :D http://www.showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html this is going to be on my list!

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    Sep 20, 2008, 05.08 PMby dianacirne

    Wow!!! Amazing!! I’m going as fast as my internet can to the showstudiu site!!! If I can’t do mine own, i could always borrow yours!!!

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    Sep 20, 2008, 03.21 PMby polychromatin

    Very special and great! I like it :)

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    Sep 20, 2008, 12.24 PMby lukastoka

    woow great colors look i don’t understand this style that much but it looks really nice in the back i feel that you designed it it’s really great and you look so nice in these pics

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    Sep 20, 2008, 11.49 AMby karencilla

    Awesome job! I’m speechless.

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    Sep 20, 2008, 11.19 AMby bekaem

    oh, congratulations, you should be very proud indeed. i always wanted to make-try this, but i was worried that it’s really just a size 8 – which i’m not – and I would never be able to ever wear it in the end.

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    Sep 20, 2008, 10.18 AMby mira29

    great great job!!! the pattern is perfect, the colors are perfect and your photos as well…very nice :) i wish happy sewing to you for your further projects :))

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