|Kimono: self-made/ Top: Tally Weijl/ Shorts: Zara|
So by now everyone who doesn't live under a rock is aware of the kimono craziness that's been going around for a while. Countless tutorials going around the web, like this, this and this and of course lots of jaw-dropping makes like this, this and this.
I bought this lovely, tie-dye looking, fabric with my mum a while back and after seeing all these amazing makes I suggested it would make a beautiful kimono for her. I used this pattern from SewCaroline. It's a one size pattern, very easy to put together and on top of all it's free! This came together in less than 2 hours, printing and all. I french seamed everthing and used this beautiful lace trim that I found in a local store.
My mum really likes the outcome and I'm kind of jealous that I didn't bought more of this fabric.
So how about you? Have you catch the kimono fever?
Hello everybody! It's been a while, but you know how summer is! After a very stressful winter, I'm now enjoying summer in my hometown with family and friends. I wanted to take a break from everything and spent these days relaxing. I haven't been doing lots of sewing either to be honest. I have some unblogged garments I want to share still, but it's really all about the sea and chilling these days.
I've been meaning to share these shorts for a while now. You already know about the craziness around Papercut patterns's Anima pattern. And I couldn't be out of it. From the moment of its release I knew I had to have this pattern. Summer is all about comfyness and what is more comfy than a pair of jersey trousers? This is actually my second pair but I have to photograph my first pair immediately as well. I found this fabric on one of these "you are fabric shopping for a totally different project, but when you see a fabric you like you have to have it" moment. And when I saw the Anima pattern I knew it would make a perfect pair of summer shorts!
Papercut patterns released their new patterns available as PDF as well as printed patterns, which I couldn't be happier about. I personally love the instantness of PDF patterns. For this pair I cut a size S with no alteration, except adding 2cm to the length of the elastic and I think the fit turned out great! The pattern is really amazing. You have three length options and a cuff or no cuff hem option. The instructions are really clear and easy to follow and it really comes together easily and quite quick. I suggest using a soft elastic on the waist for maximum comfyness.
This is actually one of my most worn pair of shorts this summer! What is your most worn pair of shorts this summer?