It needs some time to make a kimono costume. But, you can wear this kimono to attend any costume party for many years.
- Cut fabric according to the pattern to get six panels, and each of them measures two yards long and 22 inches wide. Mark the side of the panels will equal the top of the kimono.
- Serge all sides of 4 fabric panels, but don’t serge the last two panels.
- Place the right side of the two panels together and pin along one side. Sew the two fabrics from the fabric edge by about 1/2 inch and leave two inches at the top. Iron the seam flat.
- Measure and mark 10 inches down from the top of two other panels, and then cut the corner off diagonally from the top of the fabric and end with a 10 inch mark to create the beck hole.
- Place the back panel’s wrong sides and the two cut panels together, making the cut ends face the middle of the garment. Sew the pieces together along where the shoulders will go, but don’t sew the neck closed. Iron the seams.
- Cut half of the remaining panels in horizontally. Fold each rectangle once in the horizontal direction and cut it along the fold line, and then serge the edges.
- Place two halves of the kimono sleeves right side together, sew the top and the bottom of the sleeves, leaving the sides open. To fit into the shoulder better, you can leave two inches on each side.
- Sew the sides of the front and back panels together under the sleeves, and iron the seams.
- Cut half of the fabric vertically to create the collar. Cut one half in half again horizontally with a diagonal cut, and serge to make the gores.
- Pin the gores to the outside edge of the front of the kimono, aligning the bottom straight edge of the gore with the hem of the kimono. Sew along the outside edge of the kimono and repeat for the other side. Finally, iron the seams.
- Turn kimono right side out, fold its collar piece in half vertically, and iron along this fold. Sew the center of the collar to the center of the neck “V” at the back of the kimono, and sew the rest to the remaining exposed edges of the kimono, ending at the top of the gore pieces.
- Wrap around the kimono several times with a wide piece of fabric, and tie the fabric into a bow in the back.