Well today it has been raining non-stop. I decided to spend the morning in my sewing room. I have such a random assortment of clothing and accessories in my closet. Even after I donate items to the local clothing closet I seem to go home and find something else I do not need. For the Lenten season last year I attempted to "thrift my closet". I tried to make new items out of clothing I already owned and not buy anything from clothing stores, especially big retailers with cheap sale prices like H&M, New York and Company, and etc ( if you like sale items you know the stores that are my weakness).
Today, I made a kimono from a scarf. This scarf was maybe worn by my husband Joe and maybe myself one or two times. We have owned it for over 5 years.... so...yea. Kimono's are fashionable right now. I like the fabric so I thought maybe if I make something else with the fabric I would wear it. Some brands like Free People may sell a kimono for over $100. Other stores like H&M maybe $30. Instead of wasting your money I will tell you how I made my kimono in 5 minutes!
1. Fold your scarf hamburger way with right sides together (If you have made a pillow pretty much the same thing)
2. Sew 5/8 seams toward fold until you have enough room from fold to the last stitch for an armhole. Do this on both sides.
3. Now cut one side of the fabric in half toward the fold.
4. Cut two inches from half line out to form a rectangle cut all the way down.
Now you have a kimono! Match it with a belt and straight jeans to complete the look!
Kacie G. Hopkins
Living life to inspire women and be an advocate for women's rights.