For Christmas, I sewed a couple of Suki Kimonos. One for Paul, one for me and one for our ex-tenant Skye. Kimonos are oversized garments which don’t require fitting so make ideal presents!
Since we have a tenant we wear robes around the house when preparing coffee in the morning. I know this kimono would fit Paul as he sometimes wears my one. Kimonos are really a unisex garment anyway! Paul’s Suki Kimono is made from 100% cotton from the Fabric Store.
Since we are different heights the waistband on our kimonos sit in different locations. Otherwise, I made no other changes to the pattern.
Skye’s family are based in the UK so we wanted her to have a couple of small thoughtful gifts that she could take home with her. I made her a Suki from Batik printed fabric cotton fabric and used similar weight cotton remnants for the sleeves.
As with Paul’s patterns, I decided that being slightly oversized would be fine for this type of garment. Skye was thrilled with her presents which included the Suki Kimono and a pair of cosy slippers.
My Suki was designed to be a beach cover-up. Surprisingly I have worn it heaps as a jacket it feels really effortless to wear. Click here to view the original blog post to see how I adjusted the pattern.
Kimono robes are excellent for gift giving! Either yourself or for loved ones.
I am looking forward to making several versions of the Kochi Kimono once the weather gets cooler.
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Your shoes are amazing in that last picture! The Kimonos are so pretty too 😀
Thanks Sandeep! The shoes are by Gorman they are an Australian brand who design some really cool clothes. Worth checking out. ☺️
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Loving going through your blog, Emma – it’s inspiring me to get back into sewing after a long break! Have noted down lots of things I’d like to make. First up, I’m going to make my partner one of these for his birthday and have just got the pattern. Your info is so helpful….eg I was wondering if I’d need to make some changes to the shape, but realise after reading this I don’t have to. Yay. Thank you 🙂
Hi Nicky I’m glad it’s inspiring for you 🙂 I hope your partner likes his Suki! Paul loves his he wears it all the time.
Thank you so much Nicky! I’m glad to hear that you’ve found it helpful 🙂