I made this kimono top from McCall’s 6510 sewing pattern as I wanted an easy, yet chic, silk top to wear. I thought it would be cool to add a little leather to the neckline and used some of the lambskin binding I have on hand.
It was a fairly easy and fast pattern to sew, just two semi-circle pattern pieces of the front and back and the neck binding. The challenging aspect of this top was handling the slippery silk charmeuse. The aggravation was worth it in the end as I really like this top. Here are a couple of photos in the process of sewing:
I like the finished product quite well and hope to make more of these tops. I think solid or printed materials, and a variety of fabrications, would work well for this top. Even lengthening it into a little dress would work as well. I’m thinking if enough people like it and want one of their own to put one or two (or more!) up for sale.
And. of course, I have an inspiration photo. This one I found on Polyvore from Givenchy selling for over $1,300! Wow, that is pricey!
Think I did OK copying it, or at least getting the general style idea?
2 thoughts on “Silk Kimono Top”
Looks great and very chic! You manipulate silky fabrics so well! It’s so gratifying knowing how to create designer looks without the designer price tag!
Thank you Norie! It is exciting to be able to recreate (as best as I can) high end designer looks.