How you doin’? (Joey’s voice) I hope you’ve been amazing and dope af! I also hope that coconut oil has been good to you and now your glow just can’t be handled. Above all, I hope life is treating you well and 2nd half of the year is off to a good start.I have been nothing short of amazing and it’s all God’s doing (and coconut oil).
It’s been a crazy month, I have been allover the place. First it was my mom’s graduations (Congrats Mama), then my graduation, then I took a little vacation ,cause graduation, lol. Then finally I was moving my beauty and accessories shop from mashinani to the shopping center, and this took all my time and energy. But it wasn’t that hard because I’m surrounded by very supportive family and friends , and now I’m all settled in and I’m done with all arrangements and I finally have time to hang out with my craft and sewing supplies:) , this means I get to share stuff with you! yaaay!
Backtracking a few sentences back, I’ve mentioned I took a mini vacay to the beach with one of my besties, Em, and my cousin Mark. Well, mark was mostly there to take photos of Em and I in our DIY outfits. I made a video tutorial but later on I decided it wasn’t good enough so I’ll try something new and I hope you guys like it. Let’s get to it!
So a beach vacation isn’t fully a beach vacation without a chiffon kimono. I made that up but it totally makes sense. Here’s why: It’s comfortable and works as a bikini cover up or a sheer sweater for when it’s abit chilli AND it just feels amazing when the wind is blowing it, lol (refer below)
Making these took me a total of 45 minutes for both of them, this includes cutting too. I didn’t use a pattern but only because it doesn’t need one. Basically this is how it’s going down
Start by folding your fabric into half, length-wise. This will depend on whether you want to have a long or short one.
Then get the following measurements
A- arm length to where you want your kimono stopping
B- arm width, basically how snug you want your kimono to be around your arms
C-length of the kimono from your arms
D- from your armpits to your arm length
Refer to the drawing if the explanations don’t make sense to you.
Pin and stitch where you’ve marked and then cut the excess fabric. Also, cut down the middle of the front side and hem all undone sides and that’s it!! You should have something like this. As I said, it doesn’t take much time to do this.
Now rock your kimono to the beach or just on a hot day, or a cold one, I’m not here to make decisions for you.
Now that you’re done reading this post, head on to besties BLOG to read all about body positivism and how you can become emboldened as well.
See you all soon:)