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Decades of Style 1920s Tulip Kimono Sewing Pattern Review

In this post, Iteam the 1920sTulip Kimono by Decades of Style Pattern Company, with the vintage inspired Valetta heels by Hotter Shoes.

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To further add to my motivation to make the pattern, I am working with Hotter Shoes for my third season, and I knew the 1920s Tulip Kimono would pair perfectly with their vintage inspired Valetta heels.

canada goose coats The PDF print out of the 1920s Tulip Kimono by Decades of Style Pattern Company. canada goose coats

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As the pattern canada goose outlet official is loose fitting, I decided not to make a toile. The fact that this Decades of Style patternincludes bothsizing measurements AND finished garment measurements make it much easier to select the right size for the amount of ease/fit you require. (Also one of the reasons I didn make a toile I referred to the finished garment measurements to get a clear idea of how the garment would fit me).

The pattern pieces with my lining, trims and tread.

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Detail. The piping trim matches the tassels, which in turn pick up on the red and orange shades in the Liberty fabric.

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The pattern is comprised of 7 pieces Front, Back, Sleeve, Cuff, Collar, Front Band Back Band. Although the Kimono is not fully lined, the hem of the jacket is lined by cutting the front bands and back band out twice, thereby canada goose outlet shop lining the hem of the jacket nicely and concealing the seamline on the canada goose factory outlet toronto location inside. I did however, decide to fully line my version. To do this I cut the pattern out as directed, butin addition cut the Front, Back and Sleeve pieces again using lining fabric. Instead of sewing the inner hem bands to the jacket as directed, I sewed the lining pieces together, then stitched the inner hem band pieces to my lining. Finally, I sewed the entire lining to the Kimono.

I teamed my newly sewn Kimono with a 1920s style dress, and the Valetta heels by Hotter Shoes.

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The pattern comes with an A4 instruction booklet, which talks you through each stage of the construction process.

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As previously mentioned, part of the reason for making this Kimono was because I felt it would be the perfect accompaniment to the Valetta heels by Hotter Shoes.

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