I do not sew silk very often … it frightens me, so slippy and expensive … But I enjoy wearing it. So, I like to buy silk in different colors or prints and let it rest for months into my drawers, until the day I need to make some room and reduce my stock.
I found this printed silk in Saint Pierre Market. Originally, I intended to sew pajamas or a longue dress. 12 months later, I did not like the colours so much and I decided to hide the print under multiple folds.
Without pattern, I cut three rectangles, one for the bust and two for the sleeves, I sew a long scarf as a collar and left the freeboard as a hem.
Shortly after, my kimono dress was ready for fitting. I was completely embedded within three meters of fabric and I had trouble tying my belt because of the very wide sleeves. But once my obi in place, I seemed to come from far away. Very comfortable to wear, this dress is a bit theatrical. I still do not picture occasions for wearing it and I hesitate to put the word “success” or “missed” on it. The silk is really a headache