Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sometimes You Just Have to Try!

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Another kimono make from my stash! 

I purchased this sweater knit from Hancock Fabrics many moons ago and used it to slightly hacked





As you can see it is very sheer!  So sheer that when I pulled it out to finally decide what to make with it, I didn't realize that it was folded in half.  So when I opened it up fully, it was even sheerer (is that a word? 😃) than I thought!

I've styled it here with my tent/swing/trapeze dress! Click here to see the details of the dress!




This was a fun, quick make!  I constructed it entirely on my serger...then had to consider my options for finishing the edges!  The pattern called for a wide band, but I knew the fabric would not support it, nor could I successfully interface it.

I considered using packaged cotton binding (due to my current binding addiction, I have tons of it).  But I felt that it would be to heavy and pull on the kimono.  

The it hit me...I've had fleece binding in my stash for years! 

If it's fleece added to a sweater knit, that should work, right?  
I had no clue, but decided to try it anyway!




 Drumroll!!!! 
It worked!
The fleece binding was not too heavy, the two fabrics played nice together and it framed my duster beautifully!




And I love what happened with the sleeves!  They ended up with a sort of bell shape!
 I could have prevented that effect, but I decided to let the fabric combos work it out!




Isn't it interesting - amazing really - how different fabrics have different looks!  
This kimono is from the same pattern as the kimono below.  But notice the attached band!




Check this one out here!  
It was a trial of a different sort...I wanted to see if I liked the silhouette on me!
I love it! 
And I really love the way both fabrics drape!




I also paired it with a peplum top, pants and boots!  It's a fun casual look!

I have obviously fallen in love with kimonos and dusters!
You will be seeing more on my blog, soon! 

Happy Endless Sewing!


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