Why this pattern “Kimono Tee”?
For quite some time I thought I will not sew the Kimono Shirt, because almost everyone was sewing it.
But as Lucie from Liebnählichkeit wrote in her blog how easy this pattern is, and how quickly it is done, I’ve decided to sew it anyway. She made a really cute one with Strawberries on it (Strawberry Kimono Tee).
The T-Shirt was made during the second Coveralong from g.macht.
Where can I download the sewing pattern?
You can get the sewing pattern for free. Just subscribe for the newsletter and Maria will send you the download-link for her pattern by email. The great thing about this pattern is that you don’t have to attach sleeves. They’re already involved in the front and the back of the pattern. Meaning, this pattern is made from only two pieces.
Sewing pattern – something about measurements
So let’s get started. Print out the sewing pattern and put it together. As i was short on time, I haven’t made the essential adjustments to the pattern. Be sure to check your measurements, bust, waist and hip. If needed you want to make some adjustments there. Maria is even explaining how to do it. If I would sew this pattern for a second time I’d give a bit more width around my hip.
Sleeve – cover hem
On my sleeves I attached a stripe of fabric. The width is about 2 inches. You want to fold the stripe once and sew it onto the extended sleeve with your Coverstitch Machine. Maybee I’d cut the width of the stripes a bit smaller next time. If you like, you can trim the edge of the fabric on your left side if they’re bothering too much.
Another stripe for the neckline will make a clean finish.
Settings on the Elna Easycover
foot pressure 1.25
needle left: 8
needle middle: 7
stitch lenght: 3.5