Kimono’s are everywhere, definitely a must have this summer. I love them and have been eyeing a few up for a while. When My mum brought me back this lovely scarf from Portugal I figured I could easily turn it into one. I loved the print but I’m not really one for scarfs.
I’ve seen a few different ways to do this but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. I folded the scarf in half and cut two matching rectangles from the bottom left and right corners to make sleeves. I won’t give you my measurements as it really depends on how big your scarf is and how big you want to sleeves to be. I then cut an opening up the middle.
As I used a scarf the edges were already hemmed. I just needed a quick stitch along the cuts to form the sleeves. For the opening I sewed back and forth across the fabric at the end of the slit to prevent fraying. I didn’t bother cutting a neckline as I wanted to keep it simple. You’ll see it makes it hang lower at the back which I like. I then hemmed the edges, folding the fabric twice for security. I found it better to iron the fabric down rather than pinning as it was so delicate.
Simples, hope you’re all going to give it a try now.
27 thoughts on “Fashion Friday – DIY Kimono”
This looks fabulous chick! x
Such a wonderful idea! It looks AMAZING! 😀
Wow, it looks great.
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Wow looks amazing! You’re so handy!
I do this as well! It’s such a good way too get a kimono for a cheap price, they are so expensive for what they are in the shops!
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They are so expensive!
You are so clever this is gorgeous xxx
Aww thank you honey
Wow this is amazing!! I love your kimono, it’s so cute and chic ❤ Great job! 🙂
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What a great idea! It turned out beautiful ❤
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Thank you chick
Such a great outfit. Love your Kimono 🙂
What a fantastic idea + diy! It turned out gorgeously.
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Thanks chick I was chuffed with the results
Wow this is so clever! I’m definitely going to give it a go…not sure how well it will turn out though!
You def should, it’s super easy get it looks great
This is awesome! Great post xx
Wow, this is solo clever! I never thought about doing this, and it’s so much cheaper than buying a kimono here. Maybe I’ll try it before I go on vacation this week.
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You should, it is much cheaper than buying them now
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You’re so creative
Thank you honey
Such a fab DIY girl!
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