November 28, 2018

I  bought this silk crepe fabric over a year ago specifically to make a Suki kimono and I am so glad that I finally did. I am obsessed with it. It’s everything I hoped for and feels so luxurious to wear when I am getting ready in the morning. I am a big fan of robes so this is my third to make so far. All three get tons of wear.

 The fabric is a paneled watercolor floral of in silk crepe de chine that I bought at Mood. The edges were black so I was able to use those bits of fabric for the neck band, ties and sleeve cuffs. I really like how that helps the cool design details to pop. It also gives a more modern edge to the floral fabric.

 I really loved sewing this pattern. It was just challenging enough to keep it interesting and feel like I was learning new things, but easy enough to stay stay enjoyable. The instructions are great and I love the small design elements like the neck band detail which help this pattern to stand out.

I keep thinking about how great this would be as a holiday gift for someone special. Although I might not sew it in silk again because I’m not sure how this will wash. I think a rayon or voile would be perfect for my next one.

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  • Reply Christine Chin November 28, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    That is gorgeous! I need one! The Suki is a great pattern.

  • Reply Beck November 29, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    I just finished a Suki Kimono in rayon and it is indeed a good choice! Your silk version looks just lovely. Nothing better to swoon around in… Thanks for all the inspiration #sewfrosting has pumped out into the sewing community! It’s been a whole lot of fun!!

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