DIY a holiday wardrobe: KIMONO
It’s finally Summer! The holidays have just started and I’m really excited to work on loads of fun blog posts for you.
The kimono has been everywhere this Summer and I’ve wanted one for ages, but I’ve never found one that would go with everything. So, DIYing one seemed like the perfect solution. In total this kimono only cost £5.00 (with fringing included) and I was able to customise it to my liking. I’m planning to make 2 or 3 more of these so I can mix and match!
What you need:
. A large scarf or piece of fabric.
. Thread and a needle/a sewing machine.
. Pencil/tailor’s chalk.
What to do:
- Take your fabric and hem any raw edges. To do this, fold over the edge and sew along so it doesn’t fray or rip.
- When you’ve done this, fold the piece of fabric in half lengthways.
- With your fabric folded in half, find the middle. Draw a line down the middle using your pencil.
- Cut along the line, but only cut the top half of the folded fabric. Don’t cut all the way through.
- Hem the edges of the line you cut. This will be the front of your kimono!
- Now with the fabric still folded in half take the edges that will act as sleeves.
- Pin these edges together, but only go about 20cm up from the bottom, so you leave a large hole for your arms to go through.
- Sew the edges and you’re done! Go around your kimono and cut any loose threads off and add any decoration you want.
That’s it! This is a really simple DIY, but if there’s any part you don’t understand please feel free to ask me on here or twitter.
I hope you’re all having a lovely Summer and be sure to come back for more posts very soon.
Thank you for reading, Flo. XOX