Have had this rainbow-coloured kimono-style jacket & maxi skirt for 10+ years, made in California to get the drapey rayon out of stash, and thinking the skirt might someday become something else. It’s turned out I don’t wear the skirt much, but the kimono gets worn a lot, so a skirt reincarnation is definitely in order.
Looking at the skirt over the weekend, I thought “blouse” and unpicked the hem & waist. After laundering I measured: 32” by 1.5 yds. Hmmmm . . . more than I’d thought. Perhaps not another Colette after all. I started draping it, and came up with the sketch above.
After a tour through the pattern boxes, I finally took a good look at the fabric’s pattern and made a Major discovery: That kimono has the pattern upside down. Both front and back. 😦
Oh. My. Goodness. Total embarrassment. What to do?
- Leave the kimono alone (my lazier self insists)?
- Try to fix a shorter version (and ruin all the fabric, lazier self insists)?
- Retire kimono to home-only & patch together matching shorts (no comment from lazier self)?
Your suggestions welcomed. Meanwhile, am going out for chocolate . . . . .
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