Yay. One for the DIY section of this blog. Been too long.
SO. The Kimono, is one of those fashion items I can totally totally get behind.
Look at all these pretty kimonos on Pinterest !
I’ve been wondering how to make one myself for a while and as a total newbie to sewing I didn’t know if I could pull it off even if I found out how to. I don’t even own a sewing machine and I was just introduced to hand sewing by my mother a few weeks ago. ( Thanks mum ! )
So anyway. I found this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmJ8L4VCMjk . The girl DIYing here talks very fast but she’s obviously very talented. It’s almost too easy to make a kimono yourself. Ha ! I was delighted ! I imagined myself floating about in one of these on the beach or out on the roads 😀 Wouldn’t you love it? I know I would !
I used a shawl that came with a shalwar recently. I hated the shawl so I never wore it and I figured I could use it to practice on. Then, for a second kimono, I used another shawl my father gave me years ago but I never wore that either, and it’s so pretty and delicate, if it came out right, I could wear it whenever I liked. ( It did btw, came out right I mean. I love it and can’t wait to wear it some place )
Hoping I’ll find a non-sheer pretty floral piece of scarf to make one more .
If you are like me and love kimonos, make one yourself. Or if you have scarves or shawls you don’t use, send them across to me, I’ll make one for you. 🙂 I won’t promise my sewing is any good, but I can make this.