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Added Mar 24, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Design of this Kimono Style jacket was inspired by Kasia26 Design submission. It is a Kimono style jacket that can be worn as a top over pants or as a jacket if in heavier material. We liked the look of it so much that we ended up giving one to Naomi Campbell when we met her at DLD this January. She was equally smitten with it. We hope you enjoy it too; we are looking forward to seeing many variations.

Material Notes

Silk, Snaps




Garment Type


Photographers Assistant

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    Mar 26, 2012, 10.37 PMby mimsyborogoves

    I thought I would whip this up in a day because it looked so simple. WHOA!! Whats with the instructions? Blank on two pages? I have been sewing for years and this made me cry. I am almost finished but had to improvise all over the place. The collar doesnt not lay well, I have tried several permutations of things I can do but with no sleeves, and no real neck, it is difficult to get everything correctly placed….AND I LOVE this thing. This is one of the cutest tops I have seen in a long while. I have hundreds of patterns and draft my own, but his really caught my eye. Please offer it for a fee and have a pattern drafts person go over it…and write clear instruction. Pretty please, cause I also think the under sleeve should be placed off grain because it also does not lay correctly placed on straight grain. Arrggh I have never loved and hated a pattern so much.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.49 PMby jennylorna

    Nearly finished making this but finding it really tough going! The instructions are a bit vague to say the least! And where do you put the ties…?

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    May 13, 2010, 12.11 PMby sunnyd

    Its a lovely jacket, but as with so many Burda Style instructions, the amount of material required is printed soooo small. This must be one of the most important things when commencing a project, so why so tiney?

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.35 AMby marlasoana

    Working on this right now…almost done! YAY!!!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 02.56 AMby marlorcor

    Okay, I love this, but the instructions are horrifically.. well.. bad. I’ve had the worst time ever trying to figure out the pictures, which are really too small to help… I’m a 16 year old with really good eyesight.. and they are too tiny to see! I’m almost done with the muslin, which has luckily turned out pretty well, despite some minor mishaps. I just think the instructions could have been made better.

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    Mar 9, 2009, 06.01 PMby birdatthewindow

    Has anyone actually made this? I am so confused with the instructions!!

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    Apr 19, 2008, 01.20 PMby amandandan

    I simply love this piece! There are no words to describe it! Well done ;) I’m gonna print it tomorrow…:D

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    Apr 2, 2008, 04.24 PMby emilykate

    I love the look of this shoot, you’re right its not what anyone would actually wear really but I love the contrast of the colour of the pants (teehee, they remind me of Gumby-legs!)and the orange background.

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    Mar 31, 2008, 01.37 PMby stylist

    ok, to clear up any confusion about the leggings you are all hating on: they were used as a styling tool to inspire you to think outside of the box. Not that you would necessarily walk down the street dressed in that outfit, but its not as boring as seeing the lovely kimono jacket with jeans. I’m glad to stir up some controversy tho’. Looking forward to reading your comments on the next pictures that are put up. Hope you enjoy… we had a great time on the shoot playing dress up!

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    Mar 29, 2008, 04.09 AMby omatic

    whoa! i think i had those pants in like 1991. but the pattern is awesome. i think it lends itself well to weird prints… i have the perfect stuff, though only 3 yds, so i’m thinking i might go for a two-tone thing w/ the sides a solid color…to show off those those nice lines

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    Mar 26, 2008, 03.03 PMby benedikta

    Hi Polychromatic, the jacket closes in the front with snaps and can be pulled tighter by the little bands. Sorry you had a hard time reading the picture, we wanted to go a little bolder. The styling for the entire next shoot is a bit more conceptual and not really street. We just wanted to try something new.

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    Mar 25, 2008, 03.54 PMby littleladyluxe

    I love the styling shot!!! Great work, girls. Congrats Kasia26! Thankyou, you’re all brilliant :)

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    Mar 25, 2008, 02.16 PMby smj

    This look really cool. I agree with Polychromatin, the pattern of the fabric makes it difficult to really see the jacket. I printed it off anyway, I will probably make an attempt at it.

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    Mar 25, 2008, 08.21 AMby polychromatin

    Yeah … the pants … they are … mh … well, great pattern :D It’s really extravagant. The fabrics is cool, but makes it here really difficult to understand that pattern. I’m also unsure, whether it’s my style. And how do you get in? Am I right, that it is not like a jacket you can open at the front, but have to drag on like a pullover?

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    Mar 25, 2008, 06.56 AMby jj1

    Congrat. Kasia! Ummm, I was thinking that the side seam front and back can be one piece as well as the center back. The ties on both side will bring/show the waist without the need of curve side seams. I’m a big fan of minimal seams in garments now.(lazy girl)

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    Mar 25, 2008, 03.23 AMby lilo

    a great pattern! i’m already printing it. i am going to choose for a solid fabric to bring out those beautiful lines and details of the pattern.

    those pants, HUH! they are scaring me as well, i thought it had to do with my age ;)

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    Mar 25, 2008, 12.05 AMby lauriana

    Congratulations Kasia! I have to say, it’s quite nice to have such a ‘different’ pattern on Burdastyle. However, if not for the line drawing, I’d have no idea at all about the construction. I’m sorry, but I don’t think much of Burdastyle’s choice of fabric here, and kallers, I’m terrified by those pants…

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    Mar 24, 2008, 08.08 PMby aesthetiix

    wow this is so cute! can’t wait to try it out :)

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    Mar 24, 2008, 07.59 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    so cool! i wish your barbie doll version was up with the photos as well :)

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    Mar 24, 2008, 06.24 PMby daicrinne

    It’s great to have the line drawing for this pattern. Although the sewn garment looks great, it’s impossible to see the neat details because it’s so busy. Looks like a really fun top!

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    Mar 24, 2008, 05.21 PMby tcarole

    LOVE IT! Is it possible to make the back yoke just one piece instead of having a seam? It would be a good place to display some really pretty part of the print. Or a good place for all your mistakes to really show! ;-)

    This is the next thing I’m making, I can’t wait.

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    Mar 24, 2008, 02.39 PMby lemonemlyn

    This could be a good beach coverup in a light cotton.

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    Mar 24, 2008, 02.18 PMby kallers

    I like the unique details on the jacket. I’m not sure if it’s quite my style, though, I’ll probably wait to see how it looks in a different fabric. Do those aqua spandex pants scare anybody else?!

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    Mar 24, 2008, 01.17 PMby caramello

    I love love lovvve this pattern!! Its so unique:)

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    Mar 24, 2008, 11.30 AMby anuchis

    a love this design! es extremely creative and beautiful!

    thanks 4 this amazing pattern!

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    Mar 24, 2008, 11.12 AMby sabine

    I agree, the structure is very interesting (from looking at the pattern), too bad the busy print here makes it impossible to decipher ;)Next on my list, aswell. Of course, there are still other entries ahead XD

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    Mar 24, 2008, 10.33 AMby akwa

    So beautiful! How futuristic! Yet inspired by a traditional clothing. I have been dreaming of such a kimono jacket. Must be my next project.

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    Mar 24, 2008, 08.14 AMby kasia26

    OMG, OMG! I can’t believe it! I had no idea my design would inspire a pattern. I am soo honored. And Naomi Campbell might wear it! (my jaw dropped). Thank you BurdaStyle! I like your version so much better!

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