DIY Children’s Kimono

DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythoughtMarla asked me a couple months ago if I could make a mini kimono for Fabienne. I had made a fringe kimono for myself a couple years ago that I just love but that one was more of an upcycled project and this one would have to just start from scratch. It took me a few weeks of procrastinating and a few failed attempts to get one just right. But it was worth the wait because how dang cute is this little lady rocking this tiny kimono?!
DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought What you need:
-Light Fabric
-Ruler/Measuring Tape
-Sewing Machine
DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought How to make it:
-Fold your fabric in half with the outside facing in. Fold in half again. Cut out main shape using measurements in image above. (I used the scalloped edge of my fabric for the bottom so I wouldn’t have to hem it.) Fabienne is between 2T & 3T – you will have to adjust these measurements based on the child you’re making it for.
-Now unfold it once and pin the sides together to keep everything in place. Cut a line up the middle of the top layer. This will be the opening of the jacket. Be sure to only cut one of the layers.
-Now fold and iron 1″ on each side of the front opening and repeat. Fold and iron 1/4″ on each of the sleeves (front and back sides of jacket) and repeat. Then fold about 1/2″ on each sides on the top down and iron.
-Straight stitch down both of the front hems and then stitch around each of the sleeves (Make sure you don’t stitch them closed.)
-Straight stitch across the top and then up each of the sides and underarms.
It took me about 30 minutes to make it once I had the pattern down.
DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythought DIY Children's Kimono @themerrythoughtIf you make one for a little lady, we’d love to see how it turns out!

Photos by Justin Michau Photography.

xo. Caitlin

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