Read Creation's Kimono PDF pattern will give your 18" doll, like American Girl® Dolls, an Asian flair. Not interested in a Kimono? Turn the pattern into a warm and snuggly bathrobe! Instructions for both options are included. This pattern is very easy to sew and is perfect for a beginning sewer.
Bonus instructions on how to make the belt (Obi) and shoes (Geta) are also included.
Recommended Fabrics: brocade, silk, cotton, terry, micro fleece or similar fabric
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 27 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
The pattern was quite easy to make and turned out well. The body back and front is one piece in the pattern. I was using a fabric with a directional print ( right way up) so I had to cut the body pieces as two pieces , cut a little longer at the shoulder and join them so the print was the right way up on both sides. The sleeves are a clever design and the Geta ( shoes) worked well. ( the review is not accepting my photos so I will submit separately)
The directions were not easy to follow. I have purchased several patterns from Pixie Faire and have never struggled with a pattern and instructions like I did with this. Once I finally figured out what to do the kimono did turn out cute.