Sunday, 20 January 2013

Kimono Dressing Gown for Summer- Simplicity 9319

I've been sweltering in my winter velour dressing gown so I decided I needed a new summer one.  I also like to water the garden in the morning before I get dressed so I needed something for that, just in case the neighbours look over:).

Choosing the material was the hardest bit.  I spent hours going through the American Craft Cottons - I love them so much and chose an expensive one with gold cotton in it and sort of Japanese looking only to find when I got to the counter that there wasn't enough left on the bolt.  Just my luck. In the end I went for a cheaper Voile from Sportlight which was only NZ$9 per metre.  I did french seams to make it look tidy.   I love the lemon ribbon sash for a belt and only put it on by chance when one of my Xmas present came wrapped with it.  Next time I would make the gown a little longer.  (I didn't show you my knees!) The pattern is one I bought on TradeMe (a whole box of 60 patterns for $5 and $18 for postage. lol). But worth it since patterns here can be between $10 and $20 each. Voila with my Voile! A garden gown for the garden!

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