Scarf to Kimono

I have noticed that gauzy shawls or kimonos are very popular this year, but I can’t seem to find any in the stores that I really like. So, of course the better idea would be to make one!

I was excited when my mom gave me this flamingo scarf (my mom knows how much I LOVE flamingos)! To my delight it was made out of a gauzy material. Honestly, I almost just kept this as a scarf….until I unfolded it and realized just HOW much fabric there was….A TON!DSCN1535Don’t you just love those tassels!?

DSCN1547I started by measuring 10 inches from the bottom and marked it. Then I measured 7 inches from the side. This was to make the sleeves.

After marking my measurements I stitched up the scarf and cut the  excess.

DSCN1544Once I got the sleeves situated, I cut up the middle and stitched up the sides. This was to make the front opening.

DSCN1548Most of the tassels were on the fabric that I was cutting off, so I had to save them.

DSCN1562I reattached the tassels onto the scarf.

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To accent my new kimono I made tassels out of pink embroidery floss and attached them onto some earrings.

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Mother’s Day was nice enough, weather wise, that I was able to wear my new kimono. I took my mom to Mother’s Day brunch at the Detroit Zoo! As it turned out the food was fantastic and the weather was so nice we were able to have a full day walking around the zoo after our brunch!

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I was so happy to be able to make this the best Mother’s Day for my amazing mom! She deserved it and much much more!

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Happy Refashioning!!!

 

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