It reminded me of this velvet kimono I sewed last winter. I only wore it to take photographs for the blog, but never wrote the blog post. And can we just pause for a moment while I reminisce about how much fun I had achieving my winter sun-kissed Florida vacation tan! (Sadly, the place we stayed in at Bonita Springs had some damage from Hurricane Irma, not too much but any damage is too much, right?)
New Look 6476, an easy-to-sew kimono jacket with sleeve and length variations. As soon as a I saw the pattern cover I knew I wanted to sew myself one.
SR Harris) in search of some fabric. I settled on two velvet pieces that went well together. One was unusual with small "holes"and the other was a burnout. Neither was cheap! Even at the SR Harris discounted prices I paid almost $20 per yard. But I was enamored with both fabrics and was sure they'd make a stunning jacket!
Construction consists of simply sewing the center back seam, the shoulder seams, the side seams, and adding the sleeves. The bottom band is constructed separately and added after the kimono is sewn together and hemmed with a narrow hem.
I used a LOT of pins to hold the narrow hem in place on the burnout velvet.