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Mustard Kimono Tee

Added Feb 12, 2011

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






This was cut out almost a year ago at a sewing weekend and forgotten about until i discovered it last week in the basket i brought home and obviously never unpacked! An hour of sewing and it’s finished.

I made a few alterations. The pattern should be cut out in one piece so there are no shoulder seams, this takes more fabric so i adjusted it so i didn’t need to buy as much fabric, but i do have shoulder seams which really don’t matter. I didn’t add the casing and drawstring at the hem and i widened the neckline and did a fold over and twin stitch instead of a binding.

I’m really pleased with it, the fabric is perfectly drapey (it feels quite heavy and a little crepe like). I LOVE the colour too, i have a bit of a thing for mustard yellow right now.

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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emlj for posting her tee and reminding me!

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  • Pixeforburda_large

    Feb 14, 2011, 11.02 PMby pixelink

    Lovely Nikki!! Still drapes beautifully at the shoulders even though you’ve added seams. I originally made the pattern to sell at markets, so was making in bulk and therefore easier as 1 piece plus no wastage! Good tip for those just making 1 top. You’ve reminded me how quick and easy this pattern is, must make more before Winter…. CHEERS ;))

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 14, 2011, 11.02 PMby pixelink

      love the necklace too!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 07.34 PMby carottesauvage

    Yum, love this color too!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 07.31 PMby fabricaddict

    Your top looks so good, and I love your necklace too! I printed this pattern last week, you’ve inspired me to make it now, especially since it only took an hour :-) I like the alterations you made thanks

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    Feb 12, 2011, 01.05 PMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Nice top. It looks like it would be fairly simple to make and I would do the same as you did with the shoulder seams, always want to save fabric. I may have to make a few for this summer. Happy Sewing!

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      Feb 12, 2011, 01.14 PMby nikkishell

      If you were to make it as suggested i think you could get 2 tops from the required fabric but i don’t have need of 2 in the same colour ;)

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      Feb 13, 2011, 11.15 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

      If I could get more than one out of the amount of fabric them I could make myself one and a matching one for my granddaughter (would have to shrink the pattern a lot though, she is only 16 months old…lol)

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    Feb 12, 2011, 12.38 PMby Stiksel

    Such a beautiful top! You’ve inspired me to try the pattern now, too! :)

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      Feb 12, 2011, 01.15 PMby nikkishell

      Thanks! I’ll be making a few more in other colours.

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