Now, all I did was chop it off just above the pockets (giving it a curved hem) and finished off the raw edges with a rolled hem. I was at first skeptical, but I'm loving it after all! AND I still have the whole bottom part to use up in other fun projects...here's the before and after:
To see more ways of styling this cropped kimono, you can check out today's blog post here.
This next kimono is made from scratch, but just as quick. I started with this thrifted piece of vintage polyester fabric:
I cut it according to the dimensions on Merrick's amazingly easy-to-follow tutorial (hate patterns so anything using two rectangles and 3 straight lines of sewing is the best kind of 'pattern' in my book!) The final step was to cut the front with a rounded hem, which is optional. No finishing off as I won't be seeing any fraying with this fabric!
And there you have it! A fun kimono-style jacket perfect for a cool, rainy day :). I got immediate compliments when I decided to wear it just after finishing it...another reason I decided not to hem ;). I couldn't wait to put it on! Seriously, go check out Merrick's version, as the fabric she used is amazing and her styling is impeccable.
Look here for more info on this piece :).