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  Design and Sew 327 Kimono Encore

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photo Recommend, with Modifications
Edited 1/13/07 I decided to make another version of this vest in quilting cottons. This is a more casual vest, suitable for wearing with jeans or other denim. In the process, I pinpointed a few more problems with the pattern. The vest can be made in two different lengths, and I chose the shorter

Debbie Lancaster
photo Recommend, with Modifications
Pattern Description: Various oriental style jackets in kimono styles Pattern Sizing:Used medium size in the pattern, but it did fit pretty large. I would likely take out some of the roominess next time. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?L

Debra H
photo Highly Recommend
I have made two of the big shirts from this pattern for robes, big shirts and vests using kimono shapes, both in a drapey, light navy textured rayon. I had some metallic border fabric from Batik Butik that I wanted to feature so I chose the big shirt with a shaped neckband that crosses in the fro

photo Highly Recommend
I have never been attracted to the big, boxy Japanese-style patterns - but then I saw several Lois Ericson patterns made up at Nancy's Notions Expo, and friends and I fell in love with Lois's Kimono Encore vest. The pattern pieces are easy to cut out with a rotary cutter and ruler - all rectangle s

Moxie Carol

Highly Recommend
I made the big shirt version with the tapered sleeves from a very drapey tropical wool and lined it in silk so it would not get hung up on my butt! I tissue fit the pattern with Do-Sew and found I could shorten successfully to high hip. I also made a pleat at the shoulder to get rid of excess fab

Nancy Glover


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