Little Did You Know... · Jun 13, 2014

Friday Quick 'Fix': DIY Kimono

I've got a quick post today highlighting an easy DIY tutorial care of Merrick of Merrick's Art. Her super simple DIY was featured on Babble here. I followed her instructions and finished in under 30 minutes! I call that a win...and a quick 'fix'. :)

Image c/o Merrick's Art
I started with this thrifted piece of vintage polyester fabric:
I cut it to the correct dimensions, folded it in half widthwise, cut, then sewed halfway down right sides together. Next I folded it in half lengthwise, sewed down the two sides leaving approximately 10 inches for the sleeve openings, and cut the front corners in a curve. I decided not to finish off the edges, though a baby/rolled hem would give it a more professional look.
And there you have it! A fun kimono-style jacket perfect for a cool, rainy day :). I got immediate compliments when I decided to wear it just after finishing it...another reason I decided not to hem ;). I couldn't wait to put it on! Seriously, go check out Merrick's version, as the fabric she used is amazing and her styling is impeccable.
I'll explain the exceptionally poor photography by simply saying this: rain.rain.gray.gloomy.rain. Five days worth!!! Yup...but we're supposed to have sunny days this weekend, which makes me all kinds of happy. Oh, and my son took the pictures of me, and let's just say that my five-year-old is totally over taking pictures of his mother. (See how I blamed my preschooler? Yeah, better than explaining that I was too lazy to set up my tripod, iPhone and remote to take them myself...I won't be winning any mom-of-the-year awards, eh?) I'll do better next time ;).

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