Make this elegant Kimono-inspired piece
in fluid blouse-weight wovens like crepe,
rayon challis, charmeuse, voile, washed
linen or chambray, all-over lace, gauze,
georgette or panne velvet. You can also
use drape-y knits like bamboo, rayon,
light ponte, ITY, silk(y) or linen jersey.
Semi-fitted, unlined shirt-jacket has a
straight silhouette with Dior darts and
side seam-underarm panels. Jacket
features 3/4 length cut-on Kimono-style
sleeves with banded hems. Shirt-jacket
has a rounded collar & lapel, and closes
with buttons. Patch pockets and piping
are optional but highly recommended.
This easy-to-wear beauty can be worn
open as a floaty kimono, buttoned closed
and tucked into pants or a skirt, or as a
soft jacket. Wear with jeans, slim or full
pants or a slim skirt; add a belt or leave
it loose. And of course, this will make a
truly gorgeous lounge or sleep shirt...
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
will need around 2 1/2 yards or 229cm fabric;
you’ll also need to add ½ yard or 46 cm
interfacing, and 5 x ½” or 1.25cm diameter buttons.
If you’d like to pipe your cuffs, collar, center front
edges and pockets, you’ll need around 4 1/4 yards
or 390cm of inset piping.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I bought this pattern because we have pajama day at my school and I thought I would make my own. I have made it twice but I haven't yet made it as pajamas. The first time I made it, I used a light weight sheer floral fabric of unknown origin. I mostly used it as a cover-up at the beach and wore it open. The fit was so nice and the cut is very flattering. To tell you the truth, I believed from the line drawing that it would be more boxy than it is - again, using a fabric with drape and the amount of ease factored in, makes this design less boxy and more slinky. It would make fabulous pjs or a great short sating robe.