Simplicity Kimono Pattern Review

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Let's review two kimono top patterns by Simplicity!  

The two patterns that I review in the video below are Simplicity 8172 and Simplicity 8887A.  Both are great beginner sewing patterns.  

Kimonos are super popular right now and easy to accessorize.  You can sew them with long sleeves or short sleeves, and layer them over a tank.  I think they are a great DIY women's top to add to your Fall wardrobe.

Watch the video to catch all of the details.  Jump below to see an overview and get links to the patterns.

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Katie's Pattern Review

Simplicity 8172

This kimono top was easy to sew, and it's the first kimono I'm wearing in the above video. The pattern gives options for 4 different styles with options of using more than one fabric print.  I made mine in a peplum style, all in one print. The pattern has two easy center ties.  It's really a cute, simple pattern!  Not too complicated, no lining, no facing.

Simplicity 8887

This is the pattern that we sewed up in Katie's Sewing Club for August.  I sewed my kimono in the video using knit fabric from JoAnn's.  The fabric is striped, multi-colored, and perfect for Fall - I just love the mustard yellow in the stripes, check it out in the video!  If you're a beginner, this is also a good DIY kimono pattern.  I think this pattern is even easier than the first!  I recommend a beginning sewist to start with the baseline pattern.  Just like the first pattern, there are different styles that you can sew up within this one pattern.  

Refer to my above video for all of the lovely details!  

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