As soon as I unwrapped our new Mykonos Bird Silhouette on Rainbow Heather Hacci (also available in a stunning Sangria Red Version) I knew I had to make something with it and this was just the kick start I needed for the New Year! I decided to make a kimono style cardigan and whilst searching for a pattern came across a really simple but beautiful tutorial by Angela, an amazing (13 year old!) girl in the US who already has her own website/blog and is about to write her first book!
The site is excellent and her Kimono Cardigan Tutorial is really straight forward.
I made a paper pattern with a view to making another kimono later from a different material and could see myself making a few of these, they are so comfortable and can easily be layered.
I decided to baste all my pieces together before overlocking as I didn’t want to worry about pins being anywhere near my overlocker!
I also basted my hems before using a twin needle to finish off the edging.
I'm quite pleased with how it came out and have worn it pretty much every day it's so comfortable!
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