Kimono Commission

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I hope you are all suitable stuffed with Easter chocolate and enjoying your long Bank Holiday weekend!

The greatest thing about what I do for a living is that I know that my next project will always be different from the last. For the past few weeks I've been working on a lovely little commission for a dear family friend. She spotted my Crane, Swallow, Frog pattern printed on a satin sample and instantly fell in love, asking me to cut and sew it into a Kimono. 

I'm never one to shy away from a challenge, and this was certainly one; My dress making skills aren't quite 'up there' yet, and I had never made a kimono, nor sewn with stain before, so needless to say I was a little nervous. However, armed with a Simplicity pattern I soon became engrossed in make this beautiful little garment! 

I'm a little jealous that I need to give this away, but thankfully I have some fabric left to make myself one too. Maybe with contrasting colour bands...

Deborah x

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