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retro-glam kimono robe with obi belt

September 30, 2009

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Finding myself with a few precious hours of free time, I got to work on a project that’s been brewing in my noggin for quite a while. My wardrobe is seriously lacking in the loungewear department, and I’ve always wanted something that I could throw on in the evenings and on lazy weekend mornings to make me look and feel instantly chic. Well, that’s the hope anyway! I’ve always loved the look of woven cotton yukata kimonos, so I thought that I’d do something similar with some stretchy knit fabric. I have a ton of the stuff because of an online sale a while back with prices too irresistible to pass up. I chose this orange-creme-brown print because of its ’60s feel — as I, like so many others right now, am obsessed with the Mad Men aesthetic.

I adapted this vintage caftan pattern (Butterick See & Sew line: 5836) and let the collars flop over to give my kimono a bit of a “westernized” look.

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I couldn’t resist making an obi belt to complete the look.  Instant glam for the indoors!

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5 comments

  1. Wow! What a great dress and very chic. You look great and I love the material.


  2. I love those colours, they really suit you. BTW I have tagged you with an award on my blog.


  3. maya, your band is wonderful… i’m off to order a cd right now & look forward to enjoying it soon!
    oona


  4. oh and ps, lurve the robe too 🙂


  5. thanks for the lovely comments!

    oonaballoona — so glad you like the music!



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