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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 moodfabrics.com.  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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