Silk Kimono + My Fabric Designs

Silk Kimono + My Fabric Designs

This silk kimono is epic. I love the movement, the length, and most of all the fabric!!

New Look 6378 Silk Kimono; fabric available exclusively at My Fabric Designs

I used silk crepe de chine from My Fabric Designs. I designed this print and (I really shouldn’t brag but) I think it’s gorgeous. It’s nice to be getting some Me-Mades into my closet.

New Look 6378 silk kimono, fabric available only at My Fabric Designs

I planned to wear this silk kimono with a flowy tank, shorts, and sandals. That will have to wait for a bit, because the weather isn’t cooperating. Turns out, it looks great with jeans and boots too:)

Sam Edelman Boots

Don’t deny it; you love these boots. Sam Edelman from a couple seasons ago. I need to brush the suede! 

New Look 6378 Silk Kimono; fabric available only at My Fabric Designs

I didn’t have enough yardage to bind the outer edges of my silk kimono. I trimmed the circumference with elastic lace, dyed to match of course. So obsessed with lingerie elastic and Rit DyeMore right now.

French seams in silk crepe de chine

I used French seams which make it look really clean and pretty inside. I did have enough fabric to bind the armholes, in case you were wondering:)

New Look 6378 silk Kimono

I’m enjoying sewing with silk, it’s not as fussy as I thought. Also, surprisingly stain resistant…

This is kind of gross, but I’m going to tell you anyways. Remember when I showed you my beat up hands on Instagram? Well one of those cuts opened up while I was sewing. I didn’t notice for several minutes…it was the finger I use to guide fabric through the pressor foot.

New Look 6378 silk kimono; fabric available only at My Fabric Designs

OMG, blood all over my silk kimono! Panic ensued. I dabbed it with a q-tip and peroxide and rinsed it really quickly with cold water. Zero damage, can you believe? I guess silk is more filth-friendly than I realized; which is good. My kids are animals; plus, a ruined silk kimono would’ve been worse than losing my barn in this tornado.

New Look 6378 silk kimono; fabric available exclusively at My Fabric Designs

I’m so glad I didn’t make the practical hip length version, even though I had to sacrifice the sleeves to get it. Wearing my frivolous length kimono makes me feel like I don’t have a care in the world.

New Look 6378 Silk Kimono; fabric available exclusively at My Fabric Designs

It might even be giving me delusions of grandeur. Have you ever owned a garment that gives you unhealthy doses of self esteem?

New Look 6378 Silk Kimono with My Fabric Designs

Fabric: Ocean View by Amy Mayen, in silk crepe de chine available exclusively at My Fabric Designs

Pattern: New Look 6378

Disclosure: My Fabric Designs provided the fabric for this garment. If you purchase one of my designs, I recieve a 15% commission. If you’re interested in designing fabric, you should sign up too!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Julie

    So pretty, wearing something so long and flowing makes you feel gorgeous and that shows in these photos!

  2. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    …Um….Yes you should brag Amy! I LOVE your kimono! The fabric is totally gorgeous and the trim finishes everything off beautifully! I can understand that this gives you confidence. I’ve been considering making a kimono, but hesitate due to the volume of fabric…seeing one made in a light fabrication makes me think I can do it too!

    Sorry to hear that a tornado passed through your property. No big losses I hope!!
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  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    Gorgeous fabric, Amy. What a way to test how it washes. I’d totally wear those suede boots. They’d match a suede jacket that I haven’t worn for a couple of years. I have to admit that I did trim the fringe off the jacket. Designing fabric is definitely on my To Do list.
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