NewLook 6378: The Kimono- New life for an old concept
You brought new life to an old concept. Simplicity, are you there? I think we can now be friends. You are bringing new life into my low mojo sewing world, no frills, just plain and simple style without all the bells and whistles. I've been having trouble sewing lately, which is why my friends have been encouraging me to go simple. Something, I don't really do very well. The harder the better is my motto, however, that can be stifling at times and limits my creativity. Which again, is why I say, thank you simplicity and newlook.
Oh, yes, and as I said before, wardrobe styling is not my thing, but I can put together some clothes on the machine. You know that thing we all love...the sewing machine. This fabric has been with me a while waiting to be added to the rotation and so here it is in all its glory. And I love it! Especially, with my basic "white button down shirt" presented in my fitting videos on youtube.
OH YEAH!! Construction Notes:
- I cut a medium...the neck in the back can be made a tad smaller, it is wide.
- Also, for the center back seam, I made it curved from the blades into the waist and then our over the buttocks so it would hang straight and not get caught up at the hips, as my dusters do from the store.
- For the finishing around the edges, I just folded it over 3/8" and stitched using a machine zig-zag.
- The sleeves were stitched on the serger using a technique I call blind stitching on a serger. I made a low-grade video here...if you are inclined to watch.
Thanks so much for keeping up with this journey of mine. I enjoy everyday I can share with you all. Your comments and questions always bring a smile to my face.
So until next time, keep sewing.