A little while ago I was lucky enough to win some gorgeous silk crepe de chine from the lovely Sophie at Cirque Du Bebe. When I received the material it felt so soft and buttery all I wanted to do was wrap myself up in it. I had no idea what I was going to make with it so it sat in my stash. Every now and then I would pick it up and look at it but couldn't decide on a project.
Then the other night I was thinking I should make myself a kimono jacket. I own a couple and I love them and I figured they would be pretty simple to make. I did a bit of googling and came along this tutorial. It looked pretty easy and I knew I had the perfect material for it.
On Saturday I had the urge to wear jeans and had already worn my two me mades that went with jeans. So during Imogen's morning nap I decided to see if I could get this made. Seriously, if you want an instant gratification project make a kimono jacket. This literally took me half an hour to make. If you made it in jersey it would be even quicker. I am thinking I would like to make another in a nice printed jersey if I can find one. I think it would be the perfect introductory project to sewing with knits.