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