Light layers



I’ve taken advantage of this holiday weekend to sew up a simple kimono in a light woven fabric I’ve had for some time. A kimono made by Morgan of Crab&Bee served as my inspiration for this piece. I think I could even say she served as my inspiration to begin sewing! Her modern creations are worth checking out.


This piece is a pretty simple construction of rectangles and requires little to no fitting. Perfect for my current skill set! I might eventually adjust the shoulder seams which turned out wonky, but since this has so much drape you really can hardly tell.

This cardigan is the perfect weight for the summer temperatures that have struck the midwest this week. I was able to practice various finishing techniques here including french seams, bias binding (that I didn’t cut on the bias) and zig-zag stitches for some raw edges. This also was my first experience with a set-in sleeve and it was a fairly simple one at that. I’m not sure yet if I’m up to the task of real sleeves.

Now I’m wearing this around the house and fluttering my arms like a swan while Scott toils away weeding our corn field. We’re living up to the midwestern stereotype.

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