The Lazy Sewists Guide To Fabulous Style: Part 1

I think my favorite sewing projects are ones that make a visual impact and take only a couple of hours from start to finish.

Lazy Sewists Guide To Fabulous Style

I love kimono jackets and easy wraps for  fast sewing projects. These types of projects are great for adding pizazz to an outfit and perfect for wardrobe building. The kimono jacket has so many great qualities to it.

  • Looks good on a variety of body types and sizes.
  • Easy to sew and alter.
  • Always on trend.
  • Easy to mix it up with embellishments such as fringe.
  • Endless ways of mixing it up with sleeve lengths or collars etc.
  • Appropriate for wide range of ages. In other words, a timeless piece for your wardrobe.

The kimono jacket above I finished in less than an hour, even with modifications. Talk about lazy – I didn’t even need to hem it. This will be my third kimono.

kimono-back-My favorite is in a black & white crepe. My next version will be in a printed silk and I’ll use French seams and a rolled hem.

Lately I have been sewing with less and less pins. This kimono jacket I sewed without a pin anywhere. I love how fast my sewing has gotten. Even with tricky fabrics I am now using less pins. It’s a great technique when sewing garments. The fabric for this jacket is a two-way knit. It drapes beautifully and I think it’s really eye-catching.

Let me know below what you think about kimonos as an addition to your wardrobe and what fabulous style means to you.

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6 thoughts on “The Lazy Sewists Guide To Fabulous Style: Part 1

  1. This looks like a wonderful wardrobe addition. I even have some fabric in my stash that will work very well and a new sewing machine that I have to practice with.

  2. My daughter is a fan of these loose fitting jackets. It’s a great way to showcase a special fabric. Some fabrics just don’t seem suited for a blouse or dress. A bright fabric will dress up a plain outfit and is easy to change. The drape on this pattern is really flattering.