Now it’s time to start sewing our Venus Kimono! In this post, we will sew the shoulder pleats and the french seams. If you’ve never sewn french seams before, don’t fret as they are actually quite easy but you just have to be a little patient as it takes a bit more time than just whipping up a regular seam.
Grainline, Toile, Cutting and transferring markings
It’s time to start cutting your Venus Kimono!
The Venus Kimono is a one size fits all pattern however, if you want to make sure you are happy with the style lines and fit I highly recommend sewing up a toile before cutting out your fashion fabric. A toile is a mock up in a cheap fabric. Try and use a fabric that will be similar to the fabric you will be using for your kimono.
Thanks for joining me in the Venus Kimono Sewalong! You can check out the schedule and read about the Venus Kimono Pattern in my previous blog post. Venus Kimono Sewalong. To get you started you will need to gather a few supplies and your fabric. I always love this part of the process as this is where you see your own ideas and creativeness start to come to life.
If you’ve sewn a few garments you’ve probably heard the term “grain” and seen grainlines on your pattern pieces. But you may not know exactly what it is and why is it so important? In this post I have a few tips on how to easily straighten the fabric grain. Continue reading →
In this post my partner, photographer (and #husbandofinstagram) gives his top tips on taking photos of your sewing projects. Whilst he is not a photographer, I must admit, he does have an eye for a good picture though, I can give away one tip of my own – it’s definitely quantity before quality in our case! Continue reading →
I’ve been working on a second version of The Daphne Day Dress pattern for a little while now and I am so excited to let you know that it is now available for purchase! I have created a full back version of the original Daphne Day Dress which features the cut out back so I could offer this gorgeous dress pattern to sewers who prefer a full back but love the original style of the Daphne Day Dress.