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Burda Style #116 02/2012 Kimono For Pedro

May 16, 2018

Sometimes my sister “Pedro” asks me to make her things, sometimes I just make things for her that I think she’d like. This time she requested this kimono, and we even picked out fabric together when she visited sometime last year (or maybe it was 2 years ago, can’t remember). But she completely forgot about it, so now it’s more like a surprise anyways.

Pattern: Burda Style #116 02/2012

Fabric: Brown poly satin. It wasn’t as wide as I needed, so I should have bought more. To make up for that I didn’t make the sash and had to use really small seam allowances.

Design Likes/Dislikes: It’s a really simple pattern and easy to make so there isn’t much to discuss as far as design. I did mess up the pocket placement a couple times because the waist label is really close to the pocket label.

Sizing and Fit: I made a size 44, not that size matters a whole long on something like this. No idea how it fits Pedro since she hasn’t worn it yet but it’s over sized basically.

Changes: Because I didn’t have seam allowances, I bound all the tiny seams with bias tape. I probably could have pieced together the sash but we decided to add a button closure in the front instead. Because of that I had some scraps left that I used as bands to hem the sleeves, they seemed too short without. All the bands have the dull side of the satin facing out.

For Next Time: Buy the right width of fabric! I actually might make this as presents for other people in the future since it was easy and doesn’t require fitting.

~Molly

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  1. May 16, 2018 8:40 am

    It’s very pretty! I like the dull side of the satin as contrast!!

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