So in case you are new to the blog, this is a series I did back at the very beginning. I quit doing these posts because, due to my limited knowledge of blogging and using Photoshop (among many, many other things), they were taking way too long to complete. Now that I'm more into the swing of things, I really missed doing them and thought I'd give it another shot. So here we go! My reincarnated E+B+D!...
To me, nothing says summer like bohemian style. The easy shapes are as comfortable as they come and the vintage textiles are soft and romantic.
Now is the perfect time to grab bohemian pieces. They're often marked down, plus you can wear them through the rest of the summer and then work them in as layering pieces for fall mixed with suede, velvet, and chunky knits.
Or you can craft the look yourself with this super-easy kimono that has just a few steps and requires very few crafting skills.
Any material (or large scarf) that has some movement will work. I used a sheer woven, but if you used a knit you could really get away with leaving the edges unfinished.
If this seems confusing, you are creating a slit like the one below. You can skip this step all together and make the cut yourself, it just eliminates the need to measure.
An optional step here would be to trim the edges to create a circular shape or a shirt tail hem. I have a few like this already, so I left them square and it creates a nice scarf hem effect.
Also, you can obviously use a sewing machine to turn in the edges. Fabric glue could work as well on non-sheer fabric.
Don't let this tiny bit of "sewing" scare you. All you need to be able to do is thread a needle, do the same stitch a couple of times on top of itself ("tack" it), and tie the thread off, all of which can be found here.
And finally, wear it out and feel the wind in your sails! :)
This was so easy I'm already thinking of making more! One with pompom trim, one in velvet...
What do you think? Will you be trying out your own DIY kimono?