I dont cook as much as I want to, but yet i decided to try something new and make aprons.
This mod style apron is currently up on my etsy account. The straps are just as long to fit almost any size. You can also adjust it to be worn as a full apron or skirt apron. Comes with two pockets in the bottom and 2 straps. If anyone is interested in customized aprons please message me.
I've checked out a couple different kimono cardigans and I wanted to make one for myself. So here is
my version of a kimono cardigan. Its honestly super duper easy to
make if you know how to utilize a sewing machine. You can probably
knock out this piece in less than 30 mins. Its perfect for a light
cover up for the summer and you can customize it to your
You will need:
a yard of a light fabric such as
polyester or lace
thread that matches the fabric
trimmings of your choice
I went to the fabric store and got
a yard of a solid beige pink polyester cloth and a yard of white
spotted lace. With the fabric folded, the width was a yard and the
length was about 23 inches. Using fabric thats about 23 inches long
will give you more of a shorter kimono that hits right under the
belly. So you can definitely use more length of fabric if your
desired look is more of a longer kimono.
Start off by folding the fabric,
make sure that the “nice” side of the fabric is facing each
other while the backside of the fabric is facing you. Make sure the
fabric is folded evenly, where both ends meet up together. Lay the fabric completely flat and find the middle of
the fabric. Once you have found the middle, mark a line down right
in the middle with pins or a light marker.
3. Take your scissors and begin to
cut the line down the middle of the fabric, ONLY cutting the one
layer of fabric. I repeat, ONLY the FIRST layer. Gently cut down the
middle all the way to the crease. Once you have reached the crease,
you can keep the scissors to the side. That will be about the only
major cutting cutting you’ll be doing, wahoooo!
4. Alright here comes the tedious part, you are going to hem each side of the fabric, including the sides of the slit you just cut. Make sure that when your folding the ends, that the flaps are facing you. I usually hem about ½ of an inch everywhere else except the middle slit. For the middle you can hem an inch for both sides of the slit. Once you have ironed all the creases on the sides you can run over to your sewing machine and start sewing.
5. Sorry, I wont be doing a tutorial on how to use a sewing machine with this project, so if you have no clue how to use a sewing machine, dont worry theres hope, thanks to google ;) Using the sewing machine you want hem each side, including both sides of the slit. Once your done hemming each side, you'll be moving onto the last few steps. Your almost done!
6. Just a reminder you are still working with
the backside of the fabric facing you, don't turn it over just yet.
The next part of this project are the sleeves. Make sure everything
is lined up evenly and flat on the surface your working on. Starting
with the left or right side of the fabric, measure out 10 inches
from the top (where the crease is) down. Once you have measured 10
inches mark it with a pin. Everything below this mark will be sown.
So hold your fabric in place with your sewing pins. Repeat the same
steps on the other side of the kimono.
7. You will use the sewing
machine again to sew a straight line from the 10 inch mark to the
end of the fabric. Make sure not to sew anywhere above the mark
because those holes will become the sleeves for the kimono.
8. Once you have created the sleeves, your
right and left side should look like the photo above. Guess what you
kinda almost done ?! Flip that baby around and tada you got yourself
9) But wait, if you want to design
your kimono with trimmings your not done just yet. You can either
place the trimmings around the sleeves, the bottom of the kimono, or
the by the sides of the slit. I decided to place the lace trimming in the middle of my polyester kimono. If you want, you can add a few buttons here or
there, or for you show stoppers, bedazzle time!
The finished look
Hope this tutorial was inspiring and easy to follow. Happy sewing!