Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Kimono for May

My friends seem to be producing babies faster than you can say reproduction at the moment and so there has been a load of baby makes recently. This is the last for a while... I actually think that I am next... now there's a terrifying thought!



I liked the look of this 'Lucy's Kimono' in Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing. Like a lot of people in the Flickr pool I did have some trouble with bunching where the sleeve seam meets the main body, but it is not too bad.



I made an error with the shoulders too - the shoulder seams meet each sleeve in a different place, but again, it hasn't effected the overall appearance too much.


I used a red flannelette so it's all cosy, and some floral bias binding that I got from my local yarn shop... I bought them out when I saw it! I think if I do this pattern again I will do a snap closure on the inside (rather than another tie) like some others on Flickr have done. I think a snap would be more practical.



Overall I am happy and I think I'll do this one again.

8 comments:

Monica said...

gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

Really cute, I love the bias.

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A Thrifty Mrs said...

Beautiful.

dottycookie said...

Oh, sweeeet! Love that floral bias tape.

Gina said...

Very pretty. The tape just makes it.

The Coffee Lady said...

That's very cute.

Petit Filoux said...

Looks lovely!

Ali said...

You've inspired me! My colleague is expecting a baby in the summer and this could be the perfect gift - and I already own Weekend Sewing! Hooray!