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Style DIY: The Kimono


Kimono-style tunic tops are a light and easy way to layer in the summer months. They can be paired with tanks, swimsuits, and dresses. You will be surprised how easy it is to make your own! All you need are a few simple materials.



• 1 square yard of fabric (stretchy sheer works best!)
• scissors
• fabric glue or needle and thread

Step 1:

Fold your fabric in half, lining up the edges. Then fold it in half again, in the opposite direction, so that it is in fourths. I used a stretchy nylon sheer so it can be left raw. If you use any other type of fabric, use your liquid stitch or a sewing machine to create a 1/4-inch hem.


Step 2:

Cut along the folded edge of the top layer only. This will create the slit evenly in the middle of your garment.

Step 3:

Place around your shoulders and make sure everything measures the way you like. Pinch together the sides and hand stitch or fabric glue your arm hole, approx. 8-10 inches from the shoulder.



The DIY Kimono is so simple, it will have you making more than one!


If you give this a try, share your pictures with us. Show us your Verily style!