Kimono Sewing Pattern review March 27, 2021 15:31
My latest dressmaking project was a really special one and such a joy to work on. A gift for my mum for Mother's day made from fabric we found in my late nanas fabric stash. My nana was an avid seamstress and hoarded fabric and notions like a pro. She had an eye for colour and quality and would make the most wonderful dresses.
I promised I would use the fabric to make something nice for mum as these colours look so great on her! It was all a surprise and I even had to finish the garment first thing on the morning of Mother's day due to a little set back and a skirmish with a seam ripper.
I chose to use the Simplicity pattern S1108 and there are several options to choose including a short bat wing design and a maxi with a set in sleeve which is on my bucket list!
This time I chose to make option B which is shorter with the grown on sleeve.
Here’s how I put the garment together:
1. With RIGHT SDES together stitch center back seam of back and sleeve sections. I chose to 'French seam' to hide raw edges.
GATHER - upper edge of center back between notches using long machine stitches.
2. Stitch front and sleeve to back at shoulder and underarms.
BANDS - Consider whether you will interface your neck band. I chose not to as the denim I chose was stiff enough. I actually cut up one of my old dresses for the band fabric.
3. With RIGHT sides together construct the front, back and lower back band pieces together (be careful to follow notches at this step)