i have been aching to use this froggy fabric since i spied it at fabricana. isn't it delicious? i finally decided on a small project: a kimono for isla! (of course i ruined the surprise ages ago)
i (loosely) followed the instructions from an old martha stewart baby magazine, but did not use their template. which is why it looks different, for those who know which martha stewart baby kimono i am referring to (holla to those who do!). (yes, i still covet and hoard these magazines that are circa 2000 to 2004 or 5. i love them!)
the magazine states that if you go to their website and search "kimono", you will find their template online, which i have not done yet. but as the magazine is so old, i don't know if these instructions still apply.
anyway, you may be wondering how isla actually looks wearing it. here is the only picture of isla modelling that didn't turn into a blurry mess. she is crawling everywhere fast...and a very uncooperative model, i might add.
i also made it reversible. here is the other side
the extra layer of fabric makes it a bit snugglier, and i love how this kimono (even though not traditional) double wraps the front of the child, so they stay extra warm. here is the inside view of the "inner wrap"
hope this inspires some crafty mamas!