Coucou, mes copines!
Our internet sewing community has brought me several sewing friends in real life. One of them is Mel of 500daysofsewing who is living in a neighbouring community. She pushed me to finally sew the kimono I had cut out since quite some time.
Last November, I had seen this gorgeous Liberty silk crêpe at The Fabric Store and had to buy it for my kimono project. It is by far the most expensive fabric purchase I ever made. Worth every penny!
The print is exactly what I had looked for. The silk has got the most beautiful drape with just the perfect weight. I used a very fine needle (60) and polyester thread. The silk was easy to sew and to press.
Named Clothing's seam allowances are only 1cm. I cut 2cm seam allowances all along the front sleeve seam, sewed the seam and folded the seam allowance two times according to the slit hem, stitching one continuous edge seam.
I sewed the sleeves in by flat when I was irritated because I couldn't find any notch according to the sleeve front seam. All seams are french seams, using my quilt foot.
I didn't want to fuse any interfacing to my precious silk so I bought some silk organza which I basted with stitch length 5 within the seam allowances to the outer collar pair and the belt pieces. The silk Organza was very difficult to cut because of it's shifting nature.
Similar to the belt loops, I made a little hanger loop which I fixed when sewing on the collar. The belt loops, I sewed on after finishing the kimono to determine the position.
Pattern: Asaka Kimono, Named Clothing
Fabric: 3m Liberty of London Torrington Crepe de Chine - Maria Teresa / Berry
I am so happy about my kimono. I guess that I will wear it every morning making breakfast!
This is my August lingerie make of #jecoudsmagarderobe capsule. Have a look at Clo's blog to see all the other's makes. Miriam who has sewn a wonderful swimsuit this month is collecting the Germans' contributions.
Here you can admire gorgeous Asaka Kimonos made by:
Lizzy Jane, Amanda for a friend, Amanda for herself and Heather Loo.