This was originally posted last Fall, but I thought in the spirit of the weather getting cooler we might wanna revisit this F-U-N little Kimono Top DIY.
PS- not sure why I didn’t use my teeth while smiling and why I am making strange faces in these photos… ha ha
I have really been loving the belted flowy top trend & when I found this fabric on clearance at the fabric store, I thought: This. Is. Perfect.
Here is a super-simple graphic on how to make an aaaah-dorable Kimono top in less than an hour. (heck, I made this one in less than 30 minutes & I even stopped to take pictures!)
-1 to 1 1/2 yards of 54″-60″ wide fabric (jersey knit or voile would be best*!)
STEP ONE: Lay out your fabric (still folded at the top).
STEP TWO: Fold in half (hamburger style) and cut (from bottom to top fold) through the TOP LAYER ONLY.
STEP THREE: Cut off the corners by cutting through through ALL LAYERS.
STEP FOUR: Flip inside out and stitch where you cut the corners off.
Flip it back around, belt it, and wear it proudly!
*No hemming or finishing of edges needed if you’re using jersey knit. If you choose to make your kimono top out of voile, you would want to finish all of your edges after your’e done with all of your cutting!