Monday, May 21, 2018

Scarf to Kimono Refash

I have noticed that gauzy shawls or kimonos are very popular this year, but I can't seem to find any in the stores that I really like. So, of course the better idea would be to make one!
I was excited when my mom gave me this flamingo scarf (my mom knows how much I LOVE flamingos)! To my delight it was made out of a gauzy material. Honestly, I almost just kept this as a scarf....until I unfolded it and realized just HOW much fabric there was....A TON!
\Don't you just love those tassels!?

I started by measuring 10 inches from the bottom and marked it. Then I measured 7 inches from the side. This was to make the sleeves.
After marking my measurements I stitched up the scarf and cut the  excess.

Once I got the sleeves situated, I cut up the middle and stitched up the sides. This was to make the front opening.

Most of the tassels were on the fabric that I was cutting off, so I had to save them.

I reattached the tassels onto the scarf.

To accent my new kimono I made tassels out of pink embroidery floss and attached them onto some earrings.

Mother's Day was nice enough, weather wise, that I was able to wear my new kimono. I took my mom to Mother's Day brunch at the Detroit Zoo! As it turned out the food was fantastic and the weather was so nice we were able to have a full day walking around the zoo after our brunch!


I was so happy to be able to make this the best Mother's Day for my amazing mom! She deserved it and much much more!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!


Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

Cute the flamingos!

Chickie Walsh said...

What a great kimono, the flamingos are great!