The kimono dress is a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It was inspired by a loose fitting Boho style dress with a high waistline and is very comfortable to wear. This piece is suitable as a beach cover up or just accessorize for a date or a night out with your friends.
This piece looks great and it is very easy to sew. It is suitable for all sizes and figures including pregnant women.
The Kimono Dress tutorial was published in the Sew in Love website. To sew the kimono dress, you need to draw two pattern pieces .
If you want to sew a beach cover up, use light weight and sheer fabrics such as chiffon or knits. You can also add lace or crocheted trims on the hem and sleeves.
Below are some chiffon fabric examples from Fabric.com
- 2 yds of fabric
- elastic for the waist
- matching thread
Adjust the measurements of the pattern pieces based on your size.
This YouTube video show you the step by step construction of this pattern.
Tips to Sew with Sheer Fabrics
Sewing with slippery sheer fabrics can be tricky. Cutting the fabric and sewing can be a challenge. Here are some tips to make your job easier.
This Craftsy class is a good resource to learn how to sew with sheer fabrics:
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Have fun sewing this kimono dress!