I’m so excited to invite you to join me for the Venus Kimono Sewalong starting this Wednesday, September 6th!
The Venus Kimono is a gorgeous pattern that you will find so easy to sew you will be whipping up more than one in no time. The pleats at the shoulder and curved hem give it a really modern look. It hangs over the body beautifully and is perfect as a cover up. Ideal in Spring or Autumn when the days get a little cooler and you just want something to cover up but look super stylish at the same time. A great pattern for a beginner sewer or advanced!
Each day I will take you through step by step from the types of fabric to buy to finishing your very own Venus Kimono with a beautiful rolled hem. You don’t have to be an expert sewer to sew this pattern and I will show you how to assemble a pdf pattern, how to sew a french seam and a rolled hem.
There are two versions of the Venus Kimono. The relaxed fit Venus Kimono which is one size fits all or the oversize Venus Kimono which is designed to fit generously over the body but is also a great option for plus sizes above size 18. If you haven’t already got the Venus Kimono pattern you can purchase and download it from the shop and print it off before we get started.
For a bit of inspiration, here are a few pics of some Venus Kimono’s already made up by some crafty ladies. You will notice the different fabric choices and designs which make all of them unique and that’s what we love about sewing!
Feel free to leave comments , questions, and photos at any time and I will answer as many as I can.
Before you begin make sure you have your pattern and read through the pattern instructions. You can find all your fabric & supplies required in your pattern instructions and I will be running through them on Day 1 to give you a better understanding of suitable fabrics.
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I’ve planned out the Venus Kimono Sewalong schedule so you can just spend an hour or so on your Kimono each day. That way, you can fit it into your day easily.
Venus Kimono Sewalong Schedule.
Day 1, Wednesday 6th September: Gathering Fabric & Supplies
Day 2, Friday 8th September: Assembling your PDF Pattern
Day 3, Monday 11th September: Grainline, Toile, Cutting and transferring markings
Day 4, Wednesday 13th September: French seams, and pleats.
Day 5, Friday 15th September: Rolled hems, sleeves, neck and hemline.
Share your Venus Kimono! #venuskimono
I hope you will join me to make your very own Venus Kimono.