Monday, January 25, 2010

Kimono Tutorial Review

Habitual Kimono Tutorial -

I came upon this tutorial and I loved the simplicity of it!! I decided to try and make a flannel one for Ronan. Since it is about 10 degrees on average right now, I adjusted the measurements to make it a long sleeved garment. That wasn't too hard, but I think I might have miscalculated a tiny bit since the neck opening is pretty wide. When he wears a t-shirt underneath, it is not an issue at all.

But other than that, this is a fantastic pattern, and once you have the measurements figured out and a pattern made for it, it would be a cinch to sew up in an afternoon. I highly recommend it! I might try to make some cotton ones for my nieces in Texas. My mom also saw it and said if you made it a little bit longer, and with Terry cloth fabric it would make a great robe or swim suit cover!

The most important thing is that he seems to really like wearing it! Up until now, I never really had to worry about his opinion, but these days it is definitely a win when I can make something he likes.


  1. Isn't that funny when they start to have an opinion? Our guy is so opinionated I don't even shop without him, unless it has a train on it and I KNOW he'll wear it!!! Very cute kimono!

  2. I love how this turned out! I think you'll find that as he gets older, he really values the things you make for him and sees it as special to have clothing that no one else has.