May has been a busy month of participating in Me-Made-May 2014 and gardening with little time to write a post about the two Kirsten Kimono Tees I've made. Thanks to Nancy D (love her blog and adore her dog!) writing about the 3 cute Kirsten Kimono Tees she made using the free download pattern, I was off to check it out. I can see why she made 3 at one time, they are easy to sew up, a super quick make, use little yardage and a fantastic little top to wear! The free pattern from Maria Denmark can be found here.
An oh-so-soft white jersey knit fabric from Wal-Mart was made into the first top. Below, you can see it looks nice under a jacket....
"Just enough sleeve to keep the sun off your shoulders."
this day, were taken at an 1845 restored historic mill.
Make a Garment a Month Challenge plans. My notes had listed this fabric as 1 1/2 yards, but after washing and drying in the dryer, it shrunk to barely over 1 yard, so a Kirsten Kimono Tee it had to be! I was not convinced the original top I'd planned to make with this fabric is really 'me' anyway...
...but the nice, clean, simple lines of the Kirsten Kimono Tee are definitely me!
White Kirsten Kimono Tee $5.97 cost (Wal-Mart fabric)
Multi-colored Kirsten Kimono Tee $8.99 cost (Joann's fabric)
Pattern = Free!
Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee free download
Reference on knit fabrics: Threads Magazine's Samplings of Knit Fabrics