Kimono number 2 in the series is now complete and has, of course, been worn with said skinnies, dresses, and the like. I found this one easier to wear, and a great cover up on those “fat” days whilst still maintaining my ever chic appearance! 😉 I like the fact that there is a more defined neckline on this pattern, and that the appearance is more square, so one day I actually went classic with an obi style leather belt to cinch the waist in (sorry no picture of this I’m afraid).
I used the same type of fabric for this as I had for Kimono number 1, yet had far fewer issues with it so this make went much more smoothly. As for the instructions by Free Series, I found them easy enough to follow, but as I was not using scarves there was more work involved to finish off raw edges. For the shoulder and side seams I used a French seam to totally enclose the raw edges and give a very neat finish – if you don’t know one is then there’s a great tutorial on Tilly and the Buttons. I also machine stitched down the front openings, hemmed the neck edge, armhole edges, and the bottom of the kimono, so no fraying in the wash for this baby!
Can’t wait to make Kimono number 3 to complete the trilogy, and make my decision on how to make the final edit, with the most stunning fabric I have stashed away especially. Let me know what you think so far in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check back soon for the next instalment!