Looking for pattern, Kimono-like top/jacket
I am looking for a pattern for kimono-style or surplice top or jacket. I am making myself crazy looking in Threads archiives. A few years ago, there was an article featuring a model wearing a lightweight (summer weight) jacket made from a kimono. The jacket was a pastel color or a print. The photo showed the model wearing a western skirt (I mean, not Japanese) or pants, and the outfit looked suitable for working in an office.
Failing finding the article, I’d like some guidance to make a garment like this. I have a nice shibori kimono I would like to use.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Will this pattern do?
Folkwear #129 http://www.folkwear.com/129.html
Here's the page of all of Folkwear's Asian patterns. http://www.folkwear.com/asian.html
I have looked at the Folkwear patterns, and they are not what I want. I don't want a flat-out real kimono, I want a short jacket that flows like that and would not look odd with ordinary business clothing.
What I want was featured in an old issue of Threads. I have searched my DVDs and cannot find it.
All pattern are looking good.
Answered my own question
By laboriously clicking through my archive DVD, I found that what I am looking for is a couple of Sewing Workshop patterns.
Picture is at Threads October 2007, page 61.
I find this DVD hard to navigate, and the scanner they used chopped off part of the text on some pages.
Old thread but I had been also hoping one day to make one. I found this one that could easily have that feel depending on fabric choice and style. For anyone else who comes along.
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