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Tutorial 1: Simple Kimono Wrap

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  • The kimono is sized in IN and CM…. from age 6 months up to 8 years.
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233 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2008 3:13 am

    Hi Amy – I just wanted to tell you that my kimono made from your pattern (this one: http://flickr.com/photos/65739667@N00/2848588400/ ) just made it into the Flickr Explore. Since it’s partly your doing, I though you should know! :)

  2. habitual permalink*
    October 23, 2008 8:13 am

    Astrid – did you add it to the Flickr Kimono group?

    http://flickr.com/groups/816319@N21/

    I love your fabric selections – outstanding. I’m updating the pattern for long sleeves! And – and…..the reversible kimono/coat is coming!!!!!

  3. Valko206 permalink
    October 28, 2008 1:10 am

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

    I’m currently making another kimono wrap but with french seams. I loved them so much from the sundress. I’m a novice at sewing and some of my first few projects were from your patterns.

  4. habitual permalink*
    October 28, 2008 11:46 am

    Good Valko!

    You will find that french seams do not work with inverted corners (such as the kimono). But, you could do it with a set-in sleeve.

    More patterns are forthcoming!

  5. Johanna permalink
    December 24, 2008 12:51 am

    I just went through your site. I was directed to it via craftster.org and I am absolutely amazed with how talented and well-versed you are. Keep up the wonderful work. You are awe inspiring!

  6. habitual permalink*
    December 27, 2008 11:03 am

    Thank you so much Johanna! I love getting comments like that ;)

  7. Hsin permalink
    January 14, 2009 7:37 pm

    I can’t wait to try this tutorial for a friend’s new baby! I have a question about seam allowances – seems like you use 1cm? Are these factored into these size measurements or not? So for Dimension C for the smallest size – does 16-inches include 2 seam allowances or not?

  8. habitual permalink*
    January 15, 2009 8:12 pm

    Seam Allowances are included, Hsin. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions and enjoy the pattern!

  9. Meggan permalink
    January 24, 2009 9:35 pm

    Hi- I was wondering what the yardage needed is…I couldn’t find it on the pattern itself, but maybe I’m missing it…

    Thanks!

  10. Georgia permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:38 pm

    I’ve been searching and searching for a simple pattern I can convert to a hospital gown for my little girl. (the hospitals gowns are awful, itchy and ugly, plus they’re not very convenient when your child has IVs monitors and all kinds of things hooked up) I hope you don’t mind if I play with the pattern a little bit. I’ll let you know how I get on and send you a picture of the finished gown if you want.

    • November 17, 2010 12:17 am

      Oh my gosh, that’s exactly what I was trying to do! My daughter will be in the hospital at 6 months of age and I’m new to sewing. Mind sharing your results with the pattern manipulation.

      Best,

      Henna

      • habitual permalink*
        November 17, 2010 1:49 pm

        Hi Henna,
        I’m glad you like the pattern! I don’t understand your comment though…. are you asking for a copy of the pattern? If so, please email me at afinlarc [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  11. February 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy tut/pattern. I was approached today about making one of these for a school function in 3 days. Thanks for taking the “hassle” out measuring and patternmaking for me.. I will be sure to join your flickr group and post the picture of the finished product!

  12. February 14, 2009 10:01 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you for posting this tutorial – it’s really kind of you to share this. I really enjoyed making the kimono and my daughter looks so cool in it (well, I would think that, wouldn’t I). Thanks again.

  13. Mona permalink
    February 25, 2009 11:03 pm

    Thanks SO much for this wonderful pattern and your attention to detail. I whipped one out for my daughter in no time. Also, I adjusted the size for a Preemie baby shower next week. Very easy to do and so simple. I really appreciate you!

  14. habitual permalink*
    February 27, 2009 1:51 pm

    Thank you everyone!!!! I am so glad you are enjoying the pattern! :)

  15. Jan permalink
    March 4, 2009 10:54 am

    Hi,
    Thank you for this tutorial. I think it looks great. I am not an experienced sewer but do plan to give it a try. Can you tell me what kind of fabric is needed? Is it cotton or knit?
    Thanks so much.
    Jan

  16. habitual permalink*
    March 4, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hi Jan,

    I recommend woven cottons, not knits. But you could also use fleece or wool for a winter version!

  17. March 17, 2009 3:53 pm

    this is wonderful! choosing my fabric tonight!

  18. April 2, 2009 8:15 pm

    Thank you! I made one for a soon to be born little girl http://madquilter.blogspot.com/2009/04/baby-kimono.html

  19. Lizzie permalink
    April 7, 2009 9:22 pm

    wow that is cute!! Anyone have any ideas for a pant (maybe with a bit of flare) that would be cute with this top AND what do you think about doing this in a knit? TIA

  20. Ria permalink
    April 7, 2009 10:40 pm

    Hi, I made one for my niece too. thank u for the superb pattern.

  21. habitual permalink*
    April 8, 2009 6:39 pm

    A knit would be adorable – it should transfer easily. I’m not familiar with sewing knits, so I’m not sure.

    Thank you Ria! :)

  22. April 11, 2009 3:50 pm

    I just made one out of pink toile and it turned out very cute. Just a suggestion for the directions, you might want to indicate the width of the fabric strips that you need to cut for the binding. I started with one inch strips thinking I would get 1/2″ binding which I did, but once you sew it on it becomes 1/4″ which is too skinny.

    Thank you for such a fun and easy project! I can’t wait to make more out of different fabrics.

  23. Maria permalink
    April 14, 2009 4:48 pm

    Hi,
    I love this pattern. It is the cutest thing. I don’t have children but was thinking of making this for a friend’s newborn. Do you think it would be appropriate for a boy? Everyone seems to be commenting that they are making it for girls. Thanks!

  24. habitual permalink*
    April 14, 2009 6:53 pm

    Absolutely it’s for boys – I made a ton for my nephew and many people in the Flickr group made some for boys! :)

    It’s all in the fabric…. Stripes, checks, patterns…. colors. Just go ‘boy’ and you can’t go wrong. My nephews are 6 and 8 years old and they still ask me to make them kimonos! :)

  25. April 15, 2009 12:23 pm

    i just made one today. i’ll be linking to your tutorial. thanks so much!

  26. April 15, 2009 3:48 pm

    These kimonos are so beautiful! I can’t wait to make one for my five-year-old! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!!! ;-) I found this link on One Crafty Place.

  27. April 16, 2009 5:19 am

    Hi I’ve made a long sleeve one for my daughter based on your pattern (using my own measurements). I’m just wondering if this style can be worn like a normal top or it has to be pyjama? (Might be a stupid question but it does look like a PJ to me!)

  28. April 20, 2009 3:14 pm

    really easy to do. I didn’t managed to post my kimono on flicker…
    thanks!!

  29. April 30, 2009 10:46 am

    Thanks for the pattern, I made 2 kimonos just like the pattern for lil kids and then used it to make a kimono dress. Love ur blog

  30. May 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    Hello

    I would like to link your kimono tutorial on my blog (list of tutorial for kids, french). It’s just a link with one photo and off course your name and the name of your blog.
    Can i use one picture for my blog ? Are you OK ?
    Thanks

    marianne

    ps. your kimono is very very nice; good job !

  31. habitual permalink*
    May 3, 2009 1:55 pm

    Thanks Marianne, you are always welcome to link to the pattern. And feel free to use a photo.

  32. May 10, 2009 3:26 am

    Thank you soooo much ! I will begin it for my 2 girls

  33. Lia permalink
    May 21, 2009 5:19 pm

    I did it! I made two for my identical twin nieces, one year old now. :) I changed the pattern slightly to fit them and made it a few inches longer, but the directions and pattern worked well. Thank you!

    These are the finished kimonos: http://tiny.cc/J5PRt

    And this is a picture of the girls wearing ‘em: http://tiny.cc/Tn5lO

    • habitual permalink*
      May 21, 2009 6:29 pm

      Oh my….they are adorable!!! Those cheeks! Thanks for adding to the Flickr pool too! :)

  34. Kim permalink
    May 25, 2009 11:29 pm

    Fabulous tutorial. I made one for a friend’s soon to be little girl. I tried it on my daughter and will have to be making another one or two for her in the near future.

    Thank you. your sundress is on my to do list!!

  35. May 29, 2009 1:17 pm

    This is a wonderful tutorial… I will be making one of these this weekend for a friend who is having a baby. Will be sure to post a pic! Thanks for sharing!

  36. June 1, 2009 9:28 am

    Thx ur tutorial~! I love japanese style clothes and hope can make well this kimono~! Thank you :)

  37. Anna permalink
    June 21, 2009 9:51 pm

    Hi! I am also having trouble downloading the pattern…I’ve clicked on the “click here” but am taken to an all grey screen and no download occurs.
    I’m sorry to trouble you, but could you e-mail me?
    thanks so much!
    anna
    (annamonapia@hotmail.com)

  38. July 11, 2009 12:46 am

    Thank you for your pattern!! You can see my kimono for my son on my website… xxx

  39. nana permalink
    July 27, 2009 12:15 am

    I wanted to know what adjustments to make on the sundress and kimono to make a preemie size. ( 3 lb, maybe another at 5 lb) Thanks

  40. nathalie permalink
    July 28, 2009 12:11 pm

    thanks a lot !!!!!!!

  41. karla permalink
    August 13, 2009 9:10 pm

    Hi there… your work is amazing! I am dying to make both of these for my little girl, however i was unable to open either of the patterns.. if u get a minute wd u PLEASE email me.. also wanted to ask.. the last page on the flickr site shoes a very retro colorful print kimono u did, lots of reds… do u happen to remember the name or maker of the fabric?
    THANK!!!!!

  42. August 20, 2009 11:07 pm

    Just linked to you with some photos of my kids modeling your pattern!

  43. Stacie permalink
    August 24, 2009 7:33 pm

    Can you make this out of flannel? Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial and to post it. I (as well as many many other people) really appreciate it!

    Thanks

  44. Delphine permalink
    August 27, 2009 10:22 am

    My brother in law and his girlfriend had a baby girl in May and have decided to visit this weekend unexpectedly (I live in France, they live in Belgium)! I really wanted to do something pretty for the little girl so I browsed on the net, and found your lovely kimono top! It was very easy and quick to make, and the result is lovely.
    Thank you so much!

  45. habitual permalink*
    August 28, 2009 6:36 am

    You are welcome Delphine! Post a photo if you can! :)

    • Delphine permalink
      August 29, 2009 4:05 am

      Just added the photo. Let me know what you think of it!

      Have a nice weekend.

  46. Norma permalink
    August 30, 2009 2:26 am

    Hi there .. thankyou for the cute kimono pattern .. I will be making this for my grand-daughter who’s mother is Japanese. I just wanted to comment with regard to the tying at the front because a kimono should be ‘right side folded against the body and left side over the top” it is only tied with the right side over the top for a burial. It probably won’t worry most people but I guess with our Japanese connection it came to my attention. Thankyou again for your cute patterns.

  47. annie permalink
    September 4, 2009 4:28 pm

    love this pattern! can’t WAIT to make one! thank you!

  48. September 5, 2009 2:12 pm

    Great tutorial. Got really enthousiastic and made this kimono the day after! http://moosmade.blogspot.com/2009/09/kimono.html (blog is in Dutch, but you’ll understand the picture & link ;-)

  49. September 19, 2009 6:06 am

    hi amy –

    i am actually a fashion designer getting my collection ready (crazed) for our nyc trade shows this week-

    of course, i have been too busy to make anything for my one year old grandson’s first birthday tomorrow (the cobbler’s kids aka the designer’s grandson).

    i was so happy to find your kimono pattern as i hand printed some fabric from my collection for one and my grandson is half japanese.

    i would like to make one with long sleeves and wondered if you have a measurement for a 12 month old long sleeve length?

    take a look at my site – ‘architectural objects for the body’.

    thanx so much for this help!

    andrea katz
    artist | designer
    http://www.akonyc.com

  50. habitual permalink*
    September 19, 2009 6:23 pm

    Hi Andrea! I love your collection, some really great pieces!

    If you want to make the pattern long sleeved, just double the sleeve length (the ‘B’ dimension). How wonderful to have your own fabric, it will be extra-special for your grandson.

  51. Robin permalink
    September 26, 2009 8:37 am

    Hi! I am thinking of making this into a Halloween costume for my 7-year old daughter using some silky Chinese-type fabric (not cotton). Any tips or ideas to make this look like an authentic Chinese Kimono costume? Maybe adding a bigger sash? Thank you!!

  52. Robin permalink
    September 26, 2009 8:42 am

    Oh I forgot! Any idea how much fabric for the size 8?

  53. September 26, 2009 9:27 am

    hi –

    i am a nyc based designer who used your pattern to make a 1 yr old birthday present for my half japanese grandson- we now have grandmother/grandson outfits – how can i send u pics?

    • habitual permalink*
      September 26, 2009 9:40 pm

      Hi Andrea – you can always email me at afinlarc [at] yahoo.com!

  54. September 29, 2009 8:47 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern!

  55. Becky permalink
    October 5, 2009 7:44 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I had been looking everywhere for something I could use not only to make kimonos, but as a base to design other baby clothes. Now, with a tweak here and there, I can make kimonos, jackets, shirts and more, just off your instructions. It really solved a big problem I was having!

  56. October 10, 2009 12:20 pm

    This pattern looks great! I just got some fabric to make one for my 5 month old daughter =) Can’t wait to try it!

  57. Japan Fan permalink
    October 12, 2009 12:46 pm

    I assume that to make a long-sleeved kimono I would just have to make the sleeves longer? I’m writing a play for my homeschool co op and need lots of Japanese costumes and have been looking high and low for a FREE kimono pattern. It looks like yours will work great! Please get back to me asap, Thanks!
    -Japan Fan, 14

  58. habitual permalink*
    October 13, 2009 12:44 pm

    Japan Fan – Correct, just make the sleeves longer. A good rule of thumb is just to double the length of the short sleeves, but I always recommend making a muslin pattern first and adjusting as necessary for the specific kid. :)

  59. October 16, 2009 9:36 pm

    These are great! I really love the gray one.

  60. Ulrika permalink
    October 21, 2009 3:34 am

    What a nice looking website and cute Kimonos. I live in Japan, so a Kimono style dressing gown could work for my son. I find these a bit girly, so will keep looking for boys patterns. Perhaps choice of fabric could make it look more boys like… If I may, I may make one of your designs later on but will keep looking for a different design first.

  61. November 4, 2009 3:06 pm

    Thank you !!! your pattern is great, thanks a lot! I made a little kimono and I am sure I will make others!

  62. Jamie permalink
    November 8, 2009 9:31 pm

    I’m looking high and low for how this looks “girly”…can’t see it. Just use boy fabric. Thanks so much for the pattern!

  63. Elisa permalink
    November 10, 2009 12:57 pm

    Hola hoy me he decidido ha elaborar este hermoso kimono, muchas gracias, en verdad es hermoso, divertido y sencillo, mi
    pequeña niña para quien lo hice está feliz de usarlo.

    thanks a lot…!

  64. November 15, 2009 3:55 pm

    thanx for this awesome tutroial!
    i started to make one for my 4 year old!!!! Soon to see at http://saffiertje.blogspot.com

    greetings,

    Miranda

  65. Rosie permalink
    November 24, 2009 4:51 am

    I just finished my first attempt at this top – so cute! It took me a while to figure out the ties but that’s just me being spacey! Thank you for the pattern.

  66. December 30, 2009 5:24 pm

    I created my own kimono for my DD. Try to make pictures tomorrow…
    loved it!
    love Miranda

  67. amanda permalink
    January 6, 2010 7:03 pm

    Hi Amy,
    I made two Kimonos for my Nieces for Christmas and found your pattern to be very straight forward- the only slightly confusing thing was the placement of the inside tie(which, once I stopped to think about how it should be attached, I had no problem with) If I can get my limited tech skills together I will try to post pictures of the finished product to your flikr page. Looking forward to more of you patterns, I really like your unfussy designs….Amanda

  68. Ophelie permalink
    January 10, 2010 4:36 am

    Dear Habitual,

    thank you for this nice pattern and your inspiring colour choices!
    I did one for my 20 months son and am very proud of it, being a sewing beginner.
    I tried to post the photo in the Flickr group but it does not seem to appear.

    I will make more for sure!

  69. Melinda permalink
    January 15, 2010 12:19 am

    I love this cute top. I’d like to try it out sometime. I filed it on my personal blog (www.somedaywhenihavethetime.blogspot.com) with a photo and a link to your site. I hope that is all right.

  70. Katina permalink
    January 15, 2010 11:45 am

    This is so great! Thank you! I just whipped up one in 2 hours for my daughter to wear to her birthday party; it’s adorable!

  71. January 27, 2010 4:04 pm

    Your Open Front Kimono Pattern is wonderful, but do you have any idea if there is one available for adults anywhere? I answer email for people looking for various patterns for charities, and to make for themselves and friends with special needs. I just had a phone call from a lady that does not have access to the internet and she is looking for a hospital gown or top that she can use when she goes in for radiation therapy for cancer. Any suggestions? I would be happy to print it and send it to her. Thank you. Blessings to you for the kindness of using your special talents.
    Diane

  72. betty permalink
    February 7, 2010 12:23 pm

    Hi-
    Downloading your kimono pattern – plan to make one for my friend’s new granddaughter. I’ll send you a picture if it turns out OK- doesn’t look difficult! Thanks!

  73. sandrine permalink
    February 12, 2010 6:02 am

    i love this pattern

  74. February 14, 2010 10:23 pm

    Thanks for the tut! I’ve updated a picture of my boy wearing it on my blog. It was my second attempt of sewing. I didn’t have a clue of sewing or any formal training. Your tutorial is so easy to follow and beautifully made. Thank you so much for the effort! It makes me want to learn more about sewing and do more projects in the future! Thank you again. :)

  75. Yishey permalink
    February 24, 2010 10:17 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I just made two of these tops in flannel and matching pjs for my 1 year old’s birthday and he looks adorable! My husband keeps calling him master Yoda :)

  76. March 5, 2010 5:58 pm

    I made it! Thanks a lot for the pattern! :)

    My blog:

    http://mazansverdesevermellas.blogspot.com/2010/03/embarazo-en-francia.html

  77. March 9, 2010 4:27 pm

    My first kimono: http://www.sysidan.se/albums/admin/viewpic.htm?ID=65886

    Thank you so much for this pattern!

    • habitual permalink*
      March 9, 2010 8:39 pm

      Jessica, it’s adorable. I love the fabric!

  78. Maryline Vergouts permalink
    March 16, 2010 1:04 pm

    Un tout grand merci à vous (tardif mais sincère) pour l’envoi de ce modèle très sympa!
    Bien à vous.
    Maryline

  79. Justine permalink
    March 21, 2010 4:00 pm

    Bonjour, j’adore ce modèle et j’aimerais avoir le patron pour ma petite fille!!!
    Merci d’avance

  80. Mia permalink
    March 24, 2010 2:56 am

    Thank you so much for the pattern :)
    I have only made one this far, i posted a picture on my blog :)

    http://mittlillahjarta.bloggplatsen.se/2010/03/21/2716593-kimono/

  81. Marylène permalink
    March 28, 2010 1:37 pm

    Thank you for this adorable pattern!
    I posted a picture of my first kimono on my blog

    http://momzelebazar.blogspot.com/

  82. March 29, 2010 12:28 am

    Hello! Have made several of your lovely kimonos now, so thought I recognised this item for sale over at MadeIt: http://www.madeit.com.au/detail.asp?id=69601
    Thought you might like to know, as even the measurements look a bit suss, checking my printout of your pattern. :(

    • habitual permalink*
      March 29, 2010 6:33 am

      Thank you Aphie!

      Yes, it very clearly is my pattern….. and it’s becoming exhausting for me to keep up with this sort of thing. I thank you for bringing it to my attention, and will contact Madeit. Thank you also for supporting this community!

  83. wanimine permalink
    April 1, 2010 8:14 pm

    Thank you for your pattern!!
    Can’t wait to try it!

  84. marnie permalink
    April 15, 2010 2:57 am

    Thank you so much for the pattern, I made two from some hand screened knit from birdtextiles. Pic is here for you http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5587751&l=3d52bebe7d&id=568966004

  85. Kathleen permalink
    April 17, 2010 1:04 am

    thank you for posting this tutorial. I made one for my new nephew for Christmas…picture here of my father holding him in it

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17701265&v=photos#!/photo.php?pid=3562528&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=17701265&id=550312451

  86. April 19, 2010 7:38 am

    http://craftykatt.blogspot.com/2010/04/kids-kimono.html

    Here’s the link to the kimono I made for my niece :)

  87. weavermom permalink
    April 22, 2010 8:54 am

    At one point I thought I saw that you were working on a s-s kimono dress. Did I make that up? If I didn’t make it up, are you still working on it? I’d love to buy the pattern or give a donation or something…

  88. April 22, 2010 10:30 am

    I did it!I love japanese style clothes and hope can make well this kimono~! Thank you :) Soon to see at : http://valy1501.blogspot.com/
    greetings,

  89. April 28, 2010 4:36 am

    Hi Amy, thanks so much for the pattern. I made a little kimono jacket with fleece for a good friend’s newborn baby girl, as it will be winter here (New Zealand) by the time she fits into it. I thought you might like to see my finished product. http://thetorrancefamily.blogspot.com/2010/04/some-new-creations.html

  90. Ana permalink
    May 17, 2010 8:38 am

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!
    I´d like so much to make a Kimono Wrap..i can i do it?
    Thanks again..
    Kisses from Portugal
    Ana

  91. Rafaela Lopes Verol permalink
    May 22, 2010 10:49 pm

    Hello, I live in Brazil!
    I loved his work
    I wonder how to get the tutorials.
    My English is not so good on!
    thanks in advance!
    Stay with God

  92. Chris Davis permalink
    May 30, 2010 5:40 pm

    Hello Amy,

    Thanks again for the kimono and sundress tutorials. I managed to get my first kimono done — I am so excited! It’s for a friend who has 5 sons and the family is getting their first girl, a grand daughter. We are all excited for them and tease them — they will not know what to do when the sweetie gets here in a couple of weeks. I hope to get a couple more done but here’s a link to that first one. http://tojo.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Sewing/first-baby-kimono/883915570_CNJY8-Ti.jpg
    Thanks again!

    Chris

  93. May 31, 2010 4:57 pm

    Dear Amy,

    Finally used your wonderful kimono pattern!
    Thank you for excellent clear instructions and measures!
    I have made the sleaves longer though.. I am expecting a dutch baby after all…

    http://ayalalevinger.blogspot.com/2010/05/cute-and-fluffy.html

    Thanks!

  94. nimskp permalink
    June 13, 2010 9:49 pm

    thank you soooo much for the kimono tutorial u have sent me.iam going to make one for my son.
    love and regards,
    nimmi

  95. Rafaela Lopes Verol permalink
    June 14, 2010 6:24 pm

    Hello not yet received the tutorial, anyone can send me?
    mammysling@hotmail.com

  96. Maria permalink
    June 15, 2010 8:07 pm

    Questions on the Kimono: First and foremost, thanks for the patterns. I have two questions on the kimono:

    1. SERGING SEAMS?: Once I have attached the sleeves at the beginning of the pattern, you suggest that I either zig zag or overlock the edges on the inside. I know you have a serger…do you serge the seams? How do you get around the strap that is “tucked into the seam?” Do you retrack the knives from the serger or do you opt for a zig zag vs. serger for this pattern when there is no lining?

    2. When you say to finish the edges, you specify that the sleeves be turned in 1/4 inch and another 1/4 and then sewn. However, then you say to “finish” all raw edges. What do you mean by “finish” and which “raw edges? Does the back of the kimono collar as well as all the other edges get turned in as well using double 1/4 inch as with the sleeves? Technically, this would mean that the fabric that will be under the bias tape gets turned down as a 1/4″ twice?

    Thanks to anyone that can clarify…i am a bit obsessive about following the directions. I want to make sure that I did not do something wrong.

    • habitual permalink*
      June 16, 2010 7:28 pm

      Hi Maria,
      1. You can either serge or zig zag, but if you serge the seams I recommend retracting the knives on your serger. Also, it’s impossible to serge an inside corner with the knives engaged on the serger. ;) As for the strap that is tucked into the seam allowance, you can zigzag or serge directly over it.
      2. By “finish” I mean fold 1/4″ and press, then fold again 1/4″ press and stitch. This can be done to the sleeve hems and the garment hem. You don’t have to finish the seams that are under the bias tape.

      Hope that helps!

      • Maria permalink
        June 16, 2010 8:32 pm

        Thank you very much for your generosity with your time. Regards!

  97. July 16, 2010 3:42 pm

    thanks for the pattern.Im going to make one.

    regards
    anne

  98. Serrita Francois permalink
    August 2, 2010 2:45 pm

    You are a WONDERFUL designer!! I would absolutely love a free copy of your kimono and sundress. I have a 12 month old and a 4 year old that I would love to make these items for. By chance do you ever sell either of the two pieces — or anything for that matter? Also, where do you purchase your lovely fabric? I have not a clue where to find nice fabrics.

    Thank you’
    Serrita

  99. Esther permalink
    August 9, 2010 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the patern! Just finished the kimono and very happy with it:) Can’t wait to try it on in the morning…

  100. August 20, 2010 5:53 am

    THANK YOU so much for the pattern and instructions – it turned out so well – i love it, i’m sure my little bubby will too!

  101. Beverley Rivett permalink
    August 29, 2010 3:23 am

    Love your site and wondered if you could send me the Kimono pattern and is the sundress pattern suitable for a 1 year old, hope you can assist, Many thanks from New Zealand. Have not sewed for years but have a new grand=daughter, a real surprise as the rest are all grown up.Regards Beverley.

  102. August 29, 2010 8:37 pm

    This is a wonderful garment!
    I would like to know if it would be possible to resize it for an adult…

    • habitual permalink*
      August 30, 2010 5:45 pm

      Hi Carolina,
      I think you could give it a try!

  103. September 29, 2010 7:25 pm

    I made this as an outfit today and just adore it! Thank you for sharing this!

    Blogged here:

    http://sparklinbecks.blogspot.com/2010/09/kimono-and-pants-set.html

  104. October 6, 2010 9:47 am

    Has anyone converted this pattern for grown-up girls? E.g., I want to make this for myself, but I’m wondering what my multiplier would be – wrist to wrist across the shoulders, I am 150 cm, or approx. 59-60 inches.

    I’m thinking about these out of t-shirt material for me, for winter (and my 12 yo daughter who is my size) and wondering how it might work out of wool, for a winter coat.

    I LOVE THIS STUFF! Thanks for your generosity!

    Suzanne

  105. rafaela verol permalink
    October 6, 2010 9:59 am

    Until today I could not get the tutorial!
    I’ve been asking few months ago but got no success!
    someone who wants me to send my email?
    rafaverol@oi.com.br

    I thank you

  106. October 11, 2010 6:02 am

    here try this one….. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51561352@N04/5058945632/

  107. October 24, 2010 5:09 pm

    Hello Amy – Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I made one for my friend’s baby girl. Check out my finished product when you have time. All the best!

    http://vivaliving.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/sewing-project-4-baby-kimono/

  108. December 3, 2010 6:21 am

    Thank you very much for your pattern…I made one for my nephew baby boy “Thomas”…for Christmas…You can see it on my website!…kisses from France…and Thank you so much Amy

  109. December 6, 2010 8:18 am

    I live in Guadeloupe and this is your kimono !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks!

    http://louloutefimote.over-blog.com/article-le-kimono-abc-62464669.html

  110. December 22, 2010 10:46 pm

    Thank you soo much. I made a few kimonos, but I had just posted one I made for my son
    Here is the link http://childhood-obsessions.blogspot.com/2010/12/kimono-pajama-for-birthday-boy.html

    Citra from Indonesia

  111. Pía permalink
    December 27, 2010 6:15 pm

    Precioso kimono….felicidades

  112. Danielle :) permalink
    January 17, 2011 6:13 pm

    Can’t wait to get the pattern! I’ve been looking for something to buy for my daughter for CNY this year…now I can just make it the way I want it! Thanks so much! It’s PERFECT!!

  113. January 29, 2011 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the emailed pattern today… I can’t wait to dress my 2 year old son up like a cute lil doll. :D

  114. Deanna permalink
    February 4, 2011 2:05 pm

    I love this, I would love to make this style into a dress for my daughter and for me!!

    • Hannah permalink
      March 18, 2011 6:03 am

      Lovely site, and fab work -kudos to you! I saw that some replies asked about an adult-sized pattern or a a nicer take on hospital gowns. Has anyone made a patter successfully? I’d love to know as I do charity work and would like to try my hand at making a few. Free patterns bring good karma :-) but I’m also happy to make a donation! Thanks so much.

  115. Misty permalink
    March 18, 2011 7:27 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. I’m almost done w/ my 1st one and I’m loving it!
    It may have already been mentioned somewhere on here, but I looked up the “strangle hazard length for infants” and its 7″ so if people make these for infants they might want to keep that in mind for the length of the ties.

  116. April 4, 2011 3:20 am

    Hello!! I’m a french woman and I realized the kimono for my small niece! Thank you very much for the pattern and the instructions!!!
    You can see it here : http://revesdemiel.canalblog.com/archives/2011/02/03/20300886.html

  117. Angie permalink
    May 9, 2011 12:41 pm

    I happened upon your site while looking for a kimono style baby dress. I would love to get a copy of your pattern if that is alright. Both my sister and I are expecting girls in August (same due date!) and I would love to make the babies matching kimono’s. Your work is beautiful!
    Angie

  118. August 26, 2011 4:51 pm

    Hey,

    I used want to tell you that I made the kimono with your pattern. You can see photo’s on my blog: http://tanteizzy.blogspot.com/2011/08/kimono-girl.html

  119. September 11, 2011 7:25 pm

    thank you so much for this tutorial! just made one and gave it to a friend for her precious little one. i posted pictures on your flickr pool :)

  120. Rachel permalink
    January 3, 2012 7:01 pm

    I love this pattern! Thank you!

  121. January 7, 2012 8:28 pm

    Just wanted to share the first kimono I made from your pattern… It is made from PRR Dinos print cotton knit… I think knit is more comfy, like a t-shirt, and should let the kimono fit a little longer because of the stretch: http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb95/Sanity8080/DinoKimono-Habitual.jpg

    • Lenka permalink
      April 16, 2012 1:41 pm

      This is exactly what I was wondering, whether you could do this. Do you have any suggestions about sewing it in knit fabric? Thanks!

      • malkavmadness permalink
        April 16, 2012 2:35 pm

        Use a ballpoint/stretch needle, and a short narrow zig zag or stretch stitch when sewing seams…. For the binding, I used woven bias tape, so didn’t need to use the zig zag stitch to sew it on

  122. Sanity permalink
    January 21, 2012 4:05 pm

    for the 0-6 m size a smidge over half a yd is perfect

  123. Stitchgirl78 permalink
    February 26, 2012 9:08 pm

    Amy, it’s so generous of you to share your (too cute) kimono pattern with the rest of us. Thank you! I can’t wait to start hunting for fabrics as I will be making several kimonos for my daughter’s new baby. Pics will be forthcoming : )

  124. March 13, 2012 11:31 pm

    I finally got around to making the wrap around kimono using some Chinese folk fabric that I bought a few years ago when I lived in China. I just blogged about it here if you’re interested :) http://prettybobbins.blogspot.com/2012/03/cross-over-kimono-and-reversible-tunic.html I gave it to a friend for her daughter’s first birthday today, I think it’s lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

  125. April 8, 2012 6:45 am

    Thanks for the pattern. You can see my sewing here : http://horselagfamofoyerisme.over-blog.com/article-une-tunique-japonisante-1-102672653.html

  126. May 24, 2012 8:57 pm

    I emailed you a photo, but I will add it to the flikr group too. Love these! Thanks again!

  127. July 13, 2012 7:35 pm

    Thanks for this great tutorial and pattern. My friend and I are going to make these to go with our quilts we send over to a maternity hospital in Cyanika, Rwanda. The moms will love these for their new babies! We appreciate your generosity!!! We’ll post pics of the tops on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/heart2heartquilts.

  128. Cécile permalink
    August 10, 2012 8:03 am

    Hi, thanks for this great pattern! I’ve just used your kimono to make a pair of PJs for my toddler and it’s very likely i’ll make one for my 6 and 4 year-olds too! Hre is a link to my work:

    http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/Vos-projets/ma-kokeshi-4424.html

    Take care and keep creating for us ;-)
    Cécile

  129. sabrina permalink
    September 19, 2012 4:33 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing your pattern and responding so quickly to my e-mail !!! I will try it soon.

  130. December 29, 2012 2:54 pm

    Also, for those concerned about the strangulation hazard of the snaps, I used a professional snap press to set snaps at the corner and another one about 2 inches up from the bottom. It should be 8 total snaps (counting both male and female pieces) 2 on each edge, and the corresponding ones on the inside edge. (this is for the 0-6m size)

    Anyone who is having issues figuring out how to request the pattern, here’s what you do:

    1) Open your email program, whether that be Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. in a new window or new tab.

    2) In the TO: field, paste the creator’s email address as posted above: afinlarc[at]yahoo[dot]com with the appropriate punctuation substituted for what is in the brackets.

    3) In the subject field, type “Kimono Pattern” or something similar.

    4) in the body of the email message, type your request.

    5) Click the SEND button.

    I am only posting this because since I am subscribed to this blog to see pics of people’s finished kimonos, I also receive an email everytime someone posts a comment asking for the pattern.

  131. Anja permalink
    March 3, 2013 4:11 am

    Kimono wrap pattern

  132. March 10, 2013 2:29 am

    Hi! Thanks for the pattern, it is really simple to realize and so beautiful!!
    Thanks thanks thanks
    Chrystelle

  133. January 13, 2014 5:06 pm

    Dear Amy,
    i’ve been folowing your wonderfull tutorial many times, but didn’t have a blog. Now i have, and i am proud to let you see your virtual students’work !
    thank you again and again,

    http://bidulafil.blogspot.fr/

  134. February 20, 2014 12:57 pm

    What’s up to every one, because I am actually eager of reading this weblog’s post to be updated daily.
    It consists of pleasant stuff.

  135. March 12, 2014 7:50 am

    It would be great to see more updates from you. Not all of the links seem to work.

  136. Isabel permalink
    April 1, 2014 3:52 pm

    Hello! I write to you from Spain, I would like to receive your bosses of the Kimono, I hope that I remain so nice as to you. Thank you very much!! Montblis@hotmail.es
    Isabel

  137. Johne660 permalink
    April 28, 2014 7:06 am

    Your goal is to breed all the different dragons available dcbeakgfbeed

  138. Kate permalink
    May 5, 2014 12:22 pm

    Is there anyway to get this pattern? I sent an email but did not get a reply :/

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