Kimono Jacket is a must-have versatile garment that should be in every girl’s wardrobe. Please do not confuse these trendy jackets with the traditional Japanese Kimonos. They are nothing like them.
Kimono Jackets are mostly sheer, long, cardigan-style jackets that you can wear as an outer garment. Sew them in knits or sheers or any beautiful patterned fabric you love and wear them with absolutely everything
If you have come here, mistakenly, looking for a pattern for making a Kimono (which is nothing like the kimono jacket) you can head over to the post on drafting a pattern and sewing a Kimono. Learn more about Kimono and different types of Kimonos here
Kimono Jackets are trendy throughout the year – You can sew them for summer as a light and airy jacket over your tank top or wear them over a romper on chilly night outs. You can wear it over your bath suit as a cover-up. Transform your boring dresses or t-shirts with a brightly patterned kimono jacket in brilliant color. I have seen black simple dresses transformed to chic with beautiful kimono jackets sewn with a fringed fabric.
Below are some brilliant tutorials to sew kimono jackets. They all have detailed easy instructions and will make you want to sew at least half a dozen in one single sitting.
The Kimono jacket in the picture is made from a beautiful scarf and like the author, I just love the colour and print. Find a scarf you love and wear it all the time as a kimono jacket.
This site has instructions to make this cute kimono jacket ; The one in the picture is made in a luscious voile fabric and has a beautiful trim
Kimono Jacket from scarves
An easy to make Kimono Jacket from scarves with a border print. Love Love.
Kimono cool tutorial
Made in a gorgeous silk fabric this kimono jacket is beyond cool ; The author recommends making a paper pattern before cutting on silk as it can prove slippery; you definitely do not want to ruin a precious fabric like this one.
1 1/4 yards of a beautifully printed cotton/rayon blend material and some length of pompom trim makes this very cute and simple kimono.