I’m on a Kimono roll this summer. This is the second kimono I’ve made and I’m just as in love with it as the one I made last month. This is the Named Asaka kimono pattern. I recently ordered two Named Patterns, and I was eager to sew this up as soon as it came in the mail. I love having a short version kimono and the dramatic sleeves are everything. To learn more about this project, keep reading!
Last summer I was riding high on the matchy matchy set trend. See Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and Exhibit C. This summer it’s all about the kimono. I love the versatility of kimonos. They’re so chic, whether you’re wearing it while having your morning coffee, out to the pool, or even running errands in a t-shirt and jeans. Did you see my kimono from last month? I love Named’s flirty, short version with dramatic sleeves.
Named Patterns are so fashion forward in my opinion. This is actually the second Named Pattern I’ve sewn up. Check out my first Named look here. Anyway, I decided to cut a size 40 and I used a very inexpensive polyester from SR Harris.
The fabric was only $4.99/yard and I used about three yards of fabric. I was afraid my kimono would not end up looking luxe because I used cheap fabric, but in the end I think it looks very cool. Plus, since I was using an inexpensive fabric I was not afraid to attach this bright and fun patch that I bought in San Francisco in January.
I think the patch makes this kimono extra fun. I went over to my friend’s house tonight and I had planned to photograph my kimono when it started raining. Fortunately, my friend had this cute umbrella so I was able to photograph in the rain.
You can wear this kimono belted or unbelted.
Have you made yourself a kimono yet? What have you been sewing over and over this summer?