Boho Kimono Dress Sewing Tutorial

Boho Kimono Dress Sewing Tutorial



hi everyone I'm Rin from so in love and I'm a guest blogger today for so so easy I'm going to show you step by step how to make this kimono summer dress with a bohemian vibe it's a very comfortable dress and I should know because here I am eight months pregnant and wearing it we need to first measure the bustline let's call this a then the center of the bustline to the shoulder we'll call this B we also need the sleeve length which we will call C the last measurement we need is the desired length of the skirt which will measure from the bus line let's call this D this sewing pattern is really simple it's actually made of rectangles in a skirt the front and back are actually exactly the same we just have two little holes on the front butters to thread through the waist tie belt now before you start cutting your nice fabric please do a practice run with scrap fabric here's my practice bodice using old sheets let's start with the skirt pattern the top of the skirt is calculated by having your baseline measurement ne and then multiplying this by one point for the length of the skirt is d as we made it before and finally the bottom of the skirt is slightly flared out so let's multiply the skirt top measurement by 1.3 before we cut the fabric we need to add seam allowances at two centimeters or 4/5 of an inch to the top one centimeter or 2/5 of an inch to the sides and three centimeters or 1 and 1/5 of an inch to the hemline you'll need to cut two of these skirts follow butters use measurements B and C to make a rectangle and then add seam allowances as shown you'll need four of these rectangles whilst you're here mark X as shown measuring half the skirt tops length from the edge do this on two of the rectangles repeat this from the other edge for the remaining two rectangles so what these X's do is just help you later on when you are attaching this skirt to the bodice so here's all the fabric ready to start sewing with the right sides of the fabric facing each other stitch the center seam of the front bodice about 13 centimeters from the edge repeat on the back bodice press the seams apart as shown fold the seams twice stitch along the edge of the fold this is what it looks like once you've stitched the folded seams down zigzag stitch or Serge the shoulder edge repeat on the back bodice you fold the hem of the sleeves twice and stitch along the fold do these for all full sleeve edges left and right front and back we announced it in the front and back bottles together along the underarms make sure that the right sides of the fabric are facing each other and stitch along the bottom edge of the sleeves until you reach the x mark you on the front bodice only we need to create holes to thread through the waist tie mark two holes which is six centimeters apart and three centimeters from the bottom edge in inches that's 2 and 2/5 of an inch apart and 1 and 1/5 from the bottom of the bodice you can use the buttonhole stitch on your sewing machine here's my two buttonholes with the right sides of the fabric facing each other stitch the sides of the front and back skirts together and then zigzag or Serge the seams together to prevent frame then hem the skirt to your desired length to stitch the skirt and bodice together insert the skirt inside the bodice with the right sides of the fabric facing each other here you can see that the bodice is inside-out clean the fabrics together and stitch along the seam allowance all the way around the bustline here's what the dress looks like once the skirt and bodice are stitched together before we go on we need to snip the underarm seam along where it meets the skirt be careful not to cut any stitches repeat on the other arm the scene we just created by stitching the bodice and skirt together is going to become the casing for the waist tie belt fold the scene upwards and we'll stitch it down all the way along the bust line and here's what it looks like from the right side of the dress once you've stitched the casing for the waist tie you'll notice that the fabric bunches up a little bit under the arms but that's okay you won't see this when you wear the dress with the right side of the fabric facing each other stitch the upper ends of the sleeves together leave a gap is shown if you'd like your arms to peep through the sleeves you once you've stitched the upper edge of the sleeves together press the seams open and Stitch the seams down so you get a nice edge you for added comfort when wearing the dress thread elastic through the casing and Stitch the elastic together at a comfortable length you cut strips of fabric at two and a half centimeters or one inch wide stitch them together until you have enough length to tie around your waist press the seams apart fold the fabric in half with the seams facing outwards we'll then stitch along the edge we now need to turn the waist tie so that the right side is facing outwards I just used the long and there a chopstick to do this lastly fold the open edge twice and stitch it down thread your waist tie through the casing and you are finished you thanks so much for having me on so so easy it's been a lot of fun putting this tutorial together for more easy telling tutorials like this reversible shift dressed and cocoon cardigan please let sewing loves YouTube channel and blog and the very special thanks to Debbie it's so so easy she has a ton of sewing and crafts to Tori on her website so please go check it out see you next time

13 Replies to “Boho Kimono Dress Sewing Tutorial”

  1. Question from a new sewer! Is the measurement of A (under the bustline) all the way around the body? I’m guessing yes because that’s why A will need to be divided by 2 later. Am I correct?

  2. in the beginning your voice in the video says "multiply A times 1.4" but I am confuse because I see A/2, meaning A divided by 2 times 1.4?

  3. Thank you for the lovely pattern. I really enjoyed sewing it until I reached the part where I had to feed the elastic into the casing. It wasn't clear what seam allowance I needed for the casing so I just went for 1 cm. It was such a squash to fit in the elastic and tie therefore I think a 2 cm seam allowance would have been better. In the end, I had to make several changes to the garment but it may have been my incorrect measurements. I'm not a confident seamstress yet. I enjoyed the project though.

  4. Such a cute dress and a great tutorial. I love that fabric. However, there is no such measurement as 5th inches (as far as I'm aware, lol). I think you meant 8th of the inches, instead of 5th's. Inch measurement go up in quarters of an inch, 8th of inches, 16th of inches, etc., as far as I'm aware. Just in case anyone gets confused. Lee xx

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