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Triangular Wildflower Kimono

A must sew for this girl this summer was going to be a breezy cover up! And when Mandalynn of Striped Swallow Designs posted a sneak peek of her newest pattern, the Wildflower Kimono, that she was about to release, I just knew it was going to be perfect for this girl! Because seriously, we’re talking about the girl that will walk around with towels and blankets thrown over her shoulders to dry off or keep warm. 

So when a tester call was posted I signed up and waited to see if I’d get the chance to sew it up. And I’m so glad I did!! Either way, I would have gotten my hands on this pattern regardless because it fits in A’s style perfectly! I sewed up a 6x, since it was recommended to go by height measurement rather then chest measurement (since you know, it’s loose anyways 😉 ) and the fit is perfect!

I opted to do the simplest view of the pattern, the solid option, with a knit fabric. You can also opt to do this pattern with a colour blocked view and/or woven fabrics, which makes it really versatile. Plus, I need to mention that by buying the one pattern, you get both child AND woman’s sizing…. Perfect!

Anyways, back to the details. I used a triangular knit that I got from Girl Charlee last year (you can also see it here) and it worked perfectly. I’ve been holding on to this fabric for ages because I didn’t like the end result the last time because of the stretch percentage… But with this pattern it works great since it still has a nice drape to it!

So the best part about this pattern, is there’s seriously no pattern pieces!!! And it only consists of two fabric pieces, your main and a facing… Which made this a super quick sew (think under half an hour!). And because I was lazy and didn’t want to pull out my serger, I sewed everything up together with a stretch stitch on my sewing machine. You could also do this entire thing up on the serger (except if you decide to hem the sleeves of course), and since knits curl over time, it actually goes really well with this pattern since you don’t really notice them.

I’m hoping to sew up a colour blocked version next… And maybe a warmer/thicker version for nights out by the camp fire?! We’ll see, kid’s clothes week is next week so maybe that’ll be the motivation I need 😉

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