Kimono dresses are a fashion favorite. The ancient orient has been a source of inspiration for designers for decades, and these intricate garments still make muses sing. My interpretation of the kimono dress features a knee-length, A-lined hem, empire waist, and adjustable sleeves. Made with rectangular shapes, Lee’s Dress is surprisingly easy to sew, too.
Lee’s Dress is designed for non-elastic materials. The model dress is made with faux silk, but satins, taffetas, and even cottons work wonderfully for this style. You can also choose a slightly elastic dress fabric, but steer clear from jerseys when sewing this style! Lee’s Dress can be made with an adjustable sleeve, or a plain one. It can be hemmed in any way, and by simply lengthening the hem, you can sew it in full length as well.
Lee’s Dress is available in five sizes, from petite 32 to 40. All sizes are included in the download (dl-size 2Mt) along with an illustrated tutorial for sewing. Tutorial is written in English only.
- 32: sleeve length 15.7, circumference of sleeve at cuff 18.1, waist 25.1, bust 29.9, hip 37.7, full length 35.4
- 34: sleeve length 16.5, circumference of sleeve at cuff 18.8, waist 26.7, bust 31.4, hip 39.3, full length 36.2
- 36: sleeve length 17.3, circumference of sleeve at cuff 19.6, waist 28.3, bust 33, hip 41, full length 37.7
- 38: sleeve length 18.1, circumference of sleeve at cuff 20.4, waist 29.9, bust 35.4, hip 42.5, full length 39.3
- 40: sleeve length 18.8, circumference of sleeve at cuff 21.2, waist 31.4, bust 37, hip 44, full length 41
- 32: sleeve length 40, circumference of sleeve at cuff 46, waist 64, bust 76, hip 96, full length 90
- 34: sleeve length 42, circumference of sleeve at cuff 48, waist 68, bust 80, hip 100, full length 92
- 36: sleeve length 44,circumference of sleeve at cuff 50, waist 72, bust 84, hip 104, full length 94
- 38: sleeve length 46, circumference of sleeve at cuff 52, waist 76, bust 90, hip 108, full length 96
- 40: sleeve length 48, circumference of sleeve at cuff 54, waist 80, bust 94, hip 112, full length 98
- 150 cm / 60″ -> of 150 cm / 60″ wide non-elastic fabric such as faux silk
- 40 cm / 16″ -> zipper
- 100 cm /40″ of ribbon (gathered sleeve only)
You Will Also Need:
- sewing machine
- printer, paper, and tape for the pattern
- notions You like to use when sewing