A Kimono for my favorite Holiday

Easter. My favorite holiday is Easter. It’s the “Superbowl” for Christians, and its always been my favorite. My mom, I mean the Easter Bunny, hooked us up as kids! No joke. And, being the girly girl that I was it was a full on competition to have the cutest Easter dress of all the girls at church.

Times have changed, obvi πŸ˜‰ but I still love Easter!

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It’s not quite as cute as my childhood ensembles, but I’d say we pretty much have ALL the colors of Easter in there so we’re off to a good start.

First thing’s first:

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I made a peach Kimono a while ago, that I still rock out when it’s not freezing degrees out. I wanted to make another one πŸ™‚ I followed the same tutorial as before but this time I actually made it exactly the way I was supposed to. I had to improvise with the peach kimono just a little because I didn’t have enough fabric… not so with this one as it was several sizes larger.

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Something is not quite right here…

I double checked my measurements and they were correct. Why was this NOT lining up???

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Ah HA!

Assemble it…

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Sew it…

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I added the sleeves, also using my serger. The material was too fray-tastic to use just a straight stitch. The overall assembly is pretty easy… all that’s left to do is finish all the raw edges. I did that with my go-to hem: rolled hem. I did it on our Janome 8200.

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The feed system on this machine is UH-mazing! I will never do a rolled hem on any other machine again. This bad boy goes through seams like butter, my material never puckers, and the fabric always goes into the foot perfectly. Seriously.

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A truly perfect rolled hem

Now, I was ready to wear this to church and then to my parents house for a family dinner & cutthroat Easter egg hunt.

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Photo by Melissa Smith Images
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Photo by Melissa Smith Images

Not wearing sunglasses was out of the question. FINALLY Spring is really here πŸ™‚

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These are the “adult” Easter eggs… before you gasp, the prizes contained inside were probably not what you think.

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Oh, that silly Easter Bunny! πŸ˜‰
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Photo by Melissa Smith Images

This turned out a lot bigger than I thought it would… I actually like the “dimensions” of my peach Kimono better. Interesting how our mistakes sometimes work to our advantage, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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Photo by Melissa Smith Images

I hope everyone had a great Easter. For those of you who believe, I’m sure it was wonderful. For those of you who don’t know what the true meaning of Easter is all about, I’d be more than happy to share with you why it’s so special to me πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “A Kimono for my favorite Holiday

  1. I wasn’t too sure how you were going to turn THAT into this! I am going to send this to my sister (if I can) as we have been using a pattern and purchased material to make the small thing! (Google McCall’s M6802). I hope you had a Happy Easter too!

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