Remix'd: Kimono Jacket

    |
kimono jacket diy {who is that girl mo?}
Kimono jackets are another trend that I've been noticing AND I really like so I decided to make my own from a over sized button up shirt.

kimono jacket diy {who is that girl mo?}
Supplies:
oversized men's or women's shirt
scissors
pins
sewing machine or hem tape
  • Remove the collar of the shirt by cutting along the seam's edge.
  • Cut 1 inch strips along the collar. Fold under and pin down.
  • With the shirt on, mark where you want to hem to end adding a 1 inch seam allowance. The shirt was already at the length I wanted.
  • Mark on the sleeves where you want it to end. Cut at an angle with a 1 inch seam allowance. I marked mine to end a little past my elbow. Fold under and pin.
  • Remove the buttons from the shirt. Fold under both sides of the button lapels and pin.
  • Sew all of the areas that have been pinned.
  • *Optional* You can use iron-on hem tape if you don't have a sewing machine.

kimono jacket diy {who is that girl mo?}

kimono jacket diy {who is that girl mo?}

kimono jacket diy {who is that girl mo?}

Kimono jackets also looks great with denim cut offs and white tees. 
Are kimono jackets for you?
post signature
Outfit Details:
tank Macy's | jeans JBrand | boots Crown Vintage | necklace Forever21

Follow on Bloglovin
Linking up with: FUNDAY MONDAY | MONDAY MINGLE | MIX IT MONDAYS | MONDAY BLOOM | TREND SPIN
 DO TELL TUESDAYS | MORE PIECES OF ME | ON THE DAILY EXPRESS | WHITNEY NIC JAMES | THE STYLE RECORD 

41 comments

  1. Wow, this is awesome! It looks so great. Nice work! I really wish I could sew. It is definitely something I would love to learn. I love how you styled the kimono.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOOOOOOVE kimono jackets! Totally saving this and making some of my own!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That was such a great idea to make one yourself! The floral print you chose is so pretty!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  4. umm girl. I am totally gonna try this!!! I AM IN LOVE! I have so many of these thrifted blouses!!!!! you rock!!! Don't forget to link up to Thrifters Anonymous it just went up!!! XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh to Be a Muse4/28/2014 11:55 AM

    Yea, kimono jackets are also good for music festival fashion. Great job on your floral one! Come enter my $500 Giveaway! http://bit.ly/1fyLtRo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks! I was excited when I found it and it worked out great.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes I love kimonos and have two in my closet. But, I love yours and the fact that you made it is even better. Good Job and you gave good instructions. Thanks Mo.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is cute! What a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Daily Express4/28/2014 2:56 PM

    Are you kidding?! How do you always make these things look so easy? So impressive, and I love the print of the top you chose to make this. Perfect for a kimono!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you Gina! It's not always easy but the end result makes it worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am not sure if I could pull off a Kimono jacket but I love the pattern you chose. You are so crafty to be able to make your own:)


    Cheers,
    Alyson

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh wow from a shirt that's awesome! I love kimono jackets...I like your idea of pairing one with denim cut offs :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yeah, that's how I'll be wearing it the next time. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love kimonos! Each one is different and i love to see them styled. Great job Mo. Looks fabulous on you.

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have been loving kimonos lately! What a great idea to DIY one! It looks great on you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your kimono jacket turned out great. I really want to learn to sew.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What an amazing idea!! And with thrift stores, getting your kimono fix would be so much cheaper... I will be on the lookout from now on :P

    xx
    ~Chantilly

    ReplyDelete
  18. There of lots of things

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks and you should. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is a great refashion and I can see you wearing it with shorts and a tank for an evening night out.

    ReplyDelete
  21. i LOVE this! What a great DIY idea, and I actually like the fit on this vs a traditional kimono! The print is perfect as well! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Stopping by from ColorBlindBlog!

    What a great DIY idea! I have received a sewing machine as a gift but have yet to put it to use, this looks easy enough (I hope) to embark on.

    It looks great on you and I'm sure it will also look perfect with your shirt and denim cut-offs.

    P.S. Have you added your blog to the "I’m a Miss/Mrs Looking Good Blog Directory"? Pls. visit my blog and add your URL, it's in one of my menus. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  23. hi pretty lady ! greetings from asia.
    I really loved your kimono look. Can you please upload a detailed pattern of the sewing the button and button hole area. Should I cut out the buttons and fold and sew?
    Thanks in advance.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yes, cut out the buttons and then fold
    and sew.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Cute as always! That print is righteous!

    ReplyDelete

I really appreciate your comments!

Mo