Easy to Sew Kimono Jacket Using a Structured Fabric

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Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!!

I am “OBSESSED” with kimono jackets. I saw a tutorial a few months back and I just had to make one.

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The tutorial was very easy to follow and I was very happy with the end product.

To make this great jacket click here for the tutorial.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

DIY 20 Minute Kimono Cardigan

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Welcome To Thread It Thursday!!!!

imageA few week’s back I mentioned that I cleaned out my fabric stash. In that stash, I found some large scrap pieces which I used for a project Be an e-tailPR blogger” target=”_blank”>here. Also in that stash was this sheer like white knit…..that I have been meaning to do something with since I started sewing 4 or 5 years ago.  When I saw it I immediately knew this would be great for a Kimono Cardigan.

With the fabric in hand, I needed to find a really easy tutorial.

To make my project a little simple and quick I used a light weight knit and I didn’t hem anything. Which is why this project only took 20 minutes from start to finish. If you’re looking to make a cardigan like this with a more structured fabric and check out this tutorial here. It just takes a bit more time……but it’s worth it if you have the time.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s truly appreciated.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

A Sewing Disaster!!!

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Welcome to Thread it Thursday.

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This post is all about turning a sewing disaster into something wearable. This Duster Jacket was suppose to be a dress. Until, this sewing project went horribly wrong. My first thought was to scrap it and move on………but I hated the thought of letting this cute fabric just go to waste. Then I had that Tim Gunn of Project Runway make it work moment.

May I present the three quarter sleeve duster jacket.

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You can also check out how I used this fabric on another sew project here.

I would love to know…..if you’ve had a similar experience and how were you able to salvage it ????

Thank you for stopping by. It’s truly appreciated!!!

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable :mrgreen:

Mixing the Old with the New

A few weeks ago I had an event to attend for 3 days.  So prior to attending I did a little shopping for it.   My store of choice was Belk, which just happens to be the sponsor of one of my favorite shows Project Runway Season 12.  When I walk in the store they are having an amazing sell.  The entire store is marked down with additional discounts on the mark down prices.  I was one “Happy Shopper” to say the least.  So here is what I ended up buying and ways that I did and will pair it.

 

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This is how I wore it for the event.

The red necklace (old from Jcpenny)  The Navy Lace Top (Target)  Mustard Skirt (Belk)

What I love about the skirt and the top is that they will work with many other pairings from my existing wardrobe.   Also the pieces can be worn all year round with simple tweaks in my pairing choices.

 

 

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Here is a way I will pair it in the fall.  I love to play around and mix colors

Burgundy lace 3/4 sleeve top  old (New York & Co.)  Necklace old (Target) Mustard Skirt (Belk)

 

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The dress (Belk) The Necklace Old and I can’t remember if it came from (Burlington Coat Factory or JCPenny)

I was drawn to this dress because of the colorful print and the fact with simple changes like adding a cardigan, jacket, different accessories or changing the shoes would make it look new with every wear of the dress.

 

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Magenta Pink Dress (Belk)  Black Jacket Elie Tahari Old (Consignment Shop)  Neon Yellow/Green Cardigan Old (Target)  Pearl and Crystal Necklace (JCPenny)  Multi Color Necklace Old (Burlington Coat Factory)

I loved the bold color of this dress and the fact that it is lace.  This dress can be paired in many, many ways with simple changes, like belting it etc.  If your looking for ideas on different ways to wear your clothing check out the blog Wendyslookbook.  I love her blog and youtube videos.  She has a sensational sense of style and really gets you to think outside the box with the way you wear your clothes.

 

Enjoy and Happy Fashionable Pairings ☺