I recently finished a mid-century style kimono top with Pictorial Review 5929. I’ts a simple kimono sleeve tunic from the early 1930’s. I found a fantastic southwest themed novelty rayon at Stone Mountain and Daughter and wanted to choose a simple design to let the great print stand out. I’ve sewn it twice already in silk and have also made the lounge pants out of a wool twill.
I changed the square neck to a scoop neck and added rows of kelly green, pink and red ric rac. I really enjoyed the process of combining the different ric rac colors and sizes and I can see myself doing another neckline like this, maybe a 50’s style peasant top with a fun metallic ric rac yoke. Here I am wearing the blouse at the farmer’s market.
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