DIY Kimono Duster

Hey loves! Surprise!!! Two things, I got a hair cut (again) and I started making my own clothes. Now for the back story, as for my hair, I recently started working out with a personal trainer and I was constantly finding that my hair was a factor in my workout so I chopped it off and I must say I miss my natural coils but this is for the greater good which is my health. 

As for making my own clothes, I decided to brush the dust off my old sewing machine and try my hand at it again and I must say I am loving it so far because the options are limitless! Right now I am working with patterns but my goal is to be able to free hand and draft my own patterns in the future so that way, I can truly design my own clothing and one day soon, design for you guys too!

On one of my ventures into my local fabric store I came across this bolt of gorgeous royal blue and yellow silk and I lost all sense of practicality and could only think about how gorgeous it was. If I had an ounce of practicality left, I would have realized that sewing with these kind of fabrics is definitely not for the light of  heart or the newbie. It requires a great amount of skill actually hence my uneven seams and hems but I love how it came out regardless lol. I actually made a matching yellow velvet dress specifically for this kimono that I cannot wait to show you guys! So far, I am enjoying this new hobby and learning a lot but in no way am I claiming to be a pro.

I drafted this jacket by hand just because I was feeling very creative and it was pretty simple. I paired i with a basic denim and white bodysuit. I will be wearing this duster everywhere this summer believe me!


Mz Neti said...

I love this short hairdo on You and that Kimono is TDF. There is nothing better than to customize your own wardrobe and you are doing it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Road to Fashionable said...

Thank you Mz Neti!

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The colours suit you. Naturally, the pants complement it.

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