8/16/2011

KIMONO (+ tutorial!)

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The other day i was bored and decided to try making a simple kimono jacket with chiffon and this is what i came up with!
it's not super fancy or anything, in fact it's so simple you could do it in two steps:

1) get a big piece of square material. mine was around the length of my arm. You could also use a scarf you already own. If you're using your own fabric, hem the sides with a sewing machine.

2)fold the fabric in half so that it's like a rectangle, and take the edges that touch and either tie knots for a temporary kimono, or sew together at the back of the fabric.

And that's it! what's more, you can use it as a bag too (with lighter objects) by using the arm holes as handles and putting stuff in the middle.

Today i'm trying to enjoy the last days of summer and i'm heading to the beach with my friend and sister!

kimono- DIY
shorts- vintage (NYC) via screaming mimi's
bodysuit- american apparel
glasses- old shop

xx



12 comments:

  1. amazing DIY kimono! seems so simple to make!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.swallowmyfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. Anonymous8/16/2011

    i love the shorts!!!!!!!! how about the little cute bag? where did you get it?

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  3. you look great! nice kimono

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  4. Great outfit.!
    xoxo.

    http://respectmystyle.blogspot.com

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  5. The kimono is gorgeous... I really love the colour!!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  6. Very good idea ! Great look !

    http://lapinescretines.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love your outfit!
    And by the way your blog is awesome. I'm following you!

    Please visit my blog:
    http://foreverfashion-2011.blogspot.com/

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  8. love your jacket and sunglasses, gorgeous! x

    http://www.woodenheartbeat.blogspot.com/

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  9. amaizing!!!
    i wanna make this one tooo~~~
    (from japon)

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  10. thank you. thank you. thank you! I'm going to try it!
    love your sunnies
    carla
    redpunzel-carla.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the DIY kimono!

    Also thought I'd drop by to say hi. I'm a HK fashion blogger and I think we're from around the same background. :)

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  12. Hi sweetie!
    I like the Kimono :)!!
    I really love your blog, and you style, I follow you :) !!
    ... maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too
    ( I hope you like it )
    kisses from México city!
    http://modacapitalblog.co

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