The fabric I used was originally purchased from Spotlight. I don’t know any details about it except that its cotton and made in Japan. I love the print.
I’ve always been a fan of kimono jackets as they provide great cover up from the sun and are a good season-transition piece. Cotton On have nice cheap ones in great prints if you are looking at buying any.
- Its free! Who doesn’t love free patterns?!
- Its simple and the steps are easy to follow.
- Will probably make it again but with a longer length.
- Its comfy.
- Great introduction if you’re new to making your won clothes.
- When attaching the sleeves to the rest of the garment, it doesn’t give you a specific seam allowance if you’re like me, and stitching it first on a machine, then serging.
- Also when attaching my sleeves to the rest of the garment, the sleeves where too small for the sleeve hole. I don’t know if this is an error on my behalf (e.g. printing or cutting) or a problem with the pattern.
- I decided to double fold my hem on the neck. As a result of this I ended up with unavoidable puckering. I can see this is a design fault to do with there being no “curve” of the neck and more like a “90 degree angle” if this makes sense.
I can’t imagine the amount of effort that goes into creating a pattern. I don’t know if anyone else experienced these issues, it could just be me.
Overall, I am pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to make her Downtown Tunic top that I purchased earlier.