I can’t tell you how much I love saving money. For those of you who follow my blog, you know that the two things rocking my life right now are my sewing and my fertility treatments. Both cost money. Both are expensive. Anyone who says that sewing is a “cheap” hobby sure ain’t doing what I am doing. No don’t get me wrong. I think that you definitively get what you put your money into. I could buy cheap walmart fabric and use only the box patterns from the clearance section of the fabric store, but that wouldn’t be very fashion forward no would it? Nice fabrics can be expensive but they feel better, drape better, last longer, and my machine likes them better (rewind to Halloween 2013 when I sewing a Miley Cyrus twerking costume with a the cheapest fabric I found from Hancocks…I still find pieces of that fabric wedged in cracks within my machine to this day.) But anyways, all that rambling leads into the point that I wanted to make: I LOVE FINDING FREE PATTERNS ON LINE! This Kimono pattern and tutorial was free from SewCaroline.com. Such a great find. And it only requires 1.5 yards of fabric. I found this really fun light gray, light weight knit from Five Eighth Seams that was $8 a yards. The lace trim was $1 a yard and the pattern calls for 3 yards. So in total I spent only $15 on this project. I think that’s a pretty good deal for a sweater that I will definitely wear again and again.
It was getting dark early and this was a last minute photo shoot so the gray knit fabric does not show up as well against the white tank top, so I apologize for that. Also I wore this outfit on our way out to dinner and coincidentally we went to get sushi. Of course all of the waitresses were wearing black and red kimonos. I felt a little bit like a poser. I mean come on. Who wears a kimono to a go eat sushi. This girl does. Luckily no one was paying me any attention.
Head on over to Sew Caroline’s website for this free pattern and tutorial. Took me on a few short hours and can be worn throughout this fall and even early next spring! I think it would also be fun to play around with different trims and different color matching.
Til next time, xxoo Priscilla