Can we talk about how dangerous a Going-Out-Of-Business sale is at a Joann's Fabric store? Because I got caught in one a couple months ago, and HOLY WOW.
I've touched on this before, but guys, I do NOT need more fabric in my life. It's taken years of stashing for me to wake up to this conclusion. And yet, I still waltzed out of the store a few dollars lighter and YARDS and YARDS of fabric heavier.
This pretty dotted chiffon was, you guessed it, one of my purchases at the aforementioned sale. I bought whatever was left on the bolt (most of what I got, I took what was left on the bolt. DANGEROUS), which was a little over a yard. The good thing about this was that I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it, since a lightweight kimono was something my wardrobe was lacking. I based this off of a vintage kimono my mom had given me, making some adjustments to length and sleeve shaping.
All in all, it was a super quick project because it turned out to be all rectangles. The hardest part was dealing with a 100% polyester fabric, and pressing it. I serged all the inside seams and double turned the hems. I'm super pleased with how the seams look in this fabric; the lines with the sheerness just really delight me!
I mean, how great is that? This is a nice piece to throw on over a casual outfit. A good little finishing touch, if you will.
If you're curious, the jeans are an old make, they just happen to fit me for the first time in a long time! My sandals are from Etsy, and they are my favorite purchase of the summer. They're real leather, so they have molded to my feet to create the most perfect fit. I'm a little heartbroken that sandal season is almost over--where did summer go?!