About a year ago I began to see a disturbing trend on the streets. Some of the young ladies were walking around in what to me resembled pajamas. Now, I think when it comes to clothing, I am pretty opened minded. If I see anyone at the 7/11 buying milk wearing pajamas, I think he or she really hates coffee without milk which is totally understandable. However, walking under a scorching sun in the middle of a busy city street in what appears to be pajamas is a little odd, don't you agree? I thought one of the “kids” I saw like this probably felt they were young and cool and were trying to be noticed. But, for the rest of the mortals like me, well, pajamas just won't cut it to go anywhere other than to bed.
So I set about to come up with something much, much better. I do love comfortable wearing clothing and I am happy to share an easy kimono top project for many occasions that won't even require a serger. A kimono design is functional and stylish. It has all the comfortable and loose-fitting features of pajamas while looking elegant and professional enough for business or pleasure.
The kimono top is the perfect alternative for casual Friday at the office. It is super easy to make and a great holiday gift. You can also wear it over a swimsuit, a turtleneck, or a pretty tank top to add a layer to your outfit. Also makes a good breastfeeding or maternity top.
- Versatile uses, both professional and casual
- Perfect beginner to intermediate project
- Can be made in many different fabrics
- Main fabric (1 1/2 yards to 2 yards depending on size, 60″ wide)
- Contrasting fabric for sleeves and optional belt (1/2 yard)
- Thinnest fusible interfacing
- Pattern tracing paper
- Two snaps
- Sewing machine
- FriXion pen or pencil
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