Kimono Inspired Cape Jacket

I’m a sucker for pretty patterns, so when I found this gorgeous chiffon material in my craft room, I just had to use it!

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I decided to make a kimono/cape style jacket with it.  Once I measured the material, I realised it would be just enough for the piece.

First, I folded the material , leaving the back slightly longer than the front.

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I then cut out what would be the arms of the jacket.  I did this by placing one of my existing cardigans on top of the material to get a rough idea, I then just about tripled the size because the jacket would be a loose fit.

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Next, I cut out the neck line and down the centre to make the opening.

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Finally, I pinned and then sewed the arm and side seams and hemmed all the edges.  This was the first time I had ever made a garment!  I must say, I like it 🙂

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