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