Hi ALL , This is a quick no fuss tutorial to make a cheap and cheerful kimono out of 2 scarves....
Firstly we bought two scarves from penneys , the width of the scarves was 57 cm wide and 150 length ( this can vary from design to design but it must be wide enough , i would recommend going lower than 45- 50 cm
both scarves needed to be shortened by 40 cm ( which we will use for the sleeves
the first scarf will be the entire back - 57 cm wide 110 length NB leave he raw edge for the shoulders to eliminate hemming etc
The second scarf should be cut directly in half length ways giving you two pieces that are 26.5 x 110 cm
You then need to sew your side seams from hem to armhole leaving 27 cm gap for your kimono sleeve
do that on both side seams leaving the edged side facing in ( raw edges sew together
then sew across the top of the shoulder at a 1.5cm seam
With whats left from your scarves seam them up at 1cm by folding in half. This will give you your sleeves.
As before leave the edged part as the cuff to avoid Having to hem
Attach around he 27 sm gap you left in kimono on both sides.
Turn inside out and press and Bravo...
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