1920s Tulip Kimono

by Sewin in the Rain on October 25, 2011 · 7 comments

in 1920s

Hello all! First time posting on the new site so here goes.

This is the 1920s Tulip Kimono from Decades of Style made with a rayon “Van Gogh” print and a chambray contrast. Closes with a loop and button posie. The robe is unlined and all the seams in the chambray are covered while most of the seams in the rayon are French seams. It’s very comfortable!

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Hi, I'm Amanda, a New York City gal who loves nothing more than a summer sundress! I'm particularly fond of mid-century styles and the craftsmanship of yesteryear. When I'm not sewing, I work as an architectural historian in this great city I call home.

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Katherine October 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

Welcome, Amanda! This is gorgeous – I love the contrast bands. I’ve never sewn from a Decades of Style pattern. Did you find it easy to use?


Sewin in the Rain October 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Thanks, Katherine! Yes, this particular pattern was pretty straightforward. Some of the instructions assumes you know a thing or two about certain techniques (like seam finishes), but I think even a beginner can make it without too much effort. It comes together easily. The one thing that’s tricky is matching the collar and band pieces at the points, which I didn’t do as well as I should have, but it’s not noticeable unless you know the pattern well!


molly October 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

wow! that is so beautiful.


Sewin in the Rain October 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Thanks, Molly!


puu October 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm

well isn’t that something! nicely done!


Sewin in the Rain October 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Thanks, puu!


Ande October 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Wow! That is gorgeous! Nice work!
I’ve been eying this pattern up for a while…you’ve convinced me!


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