DIY Tribal Print Kimono

DIY Tribal Print Kimono
My latest goto pregnancy loves are hands down kimonos.  With 8 weeks to go, my fashion options are becoming more and more limited.  Prior to pregnancy my main focus was the perfect fit but I now focus on making clothes that provide comfort and functionality.  I so look forward to my pre-pregnancy fashion options 🙂

This kimono was made using two of these silk tribal print panels from  I’ve never worked with panels before but found them very easy to handle.  My one piece of advice is to make sure you cut them accurately and match the patterns because you only have one shot.  These panels are absolutely beautiful, very lightweight and look really rich.

The pattern used for this kimono was the same pattern I used for these caftans here and here, vintage Simplicity 8354 with the following pattern alterations:

-Removed 18″ from the length
-Interfaced the front and left it open

Kimono- DIY
Jeans- Rag & Bone
Tee-Nasty Gal
Heels- Giuseppe Zanotti
Clutch-Bottega Venetta
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  1. August 12, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    love the print of the fabric. Very cute and looks so comfy.

  2. August 13, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Love the print and the flow. You'll be able to style this forever!


  3. August 13, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    Kimonos are the hot thing right now in the UK and yours is right up there with the best of them. Really admire your sense of style girl and I am excited for you and pregnancy. All the best, J.

  4. August 15, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Kimonos are making a comeback. A great wardrobe staple. You look beautiful!

  5. August 15, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Oh, this is so beautiful!!!!!!

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