There are some advantages to being flat, and one of them is running. Another is wearing a kimono style jacket that will likely hang nicely in front! I’m working on a few pieces to wear out to dinner during the family birthday season (November, December, January). During this time, we have four birthdays and New Year’s Eve when we are often out to a nice restaurant together as a family for dinner. Many of these are dressier occasions.
I’ve recently fallen for silk/rayon velvet and plan to make a jacket. It seems like the kimono design jacket will be a very cute option, and I’ve highlighted a few pattern options in this post. I’m sticking with my short jacket concept, so I’ll imagine these with a 16″ length for my purposes. (However, no decisions have to be made until the scissors come out!)
A Little Something Jacket from CnT patterns. And Carolyn’s review. She encouraged me to try this, so I will. There’s a video about a potential error in the shoulder (includes other discussion; the host is not so focused the whole time).
Getting to the Point jacket The front of this one is cut in a circle-ish shape so that the front points are on a bias. This would cover a lot of sins, if you had any. : )
New Look 6072 has both a water fall front and a plain band option.
There are many other options, but frankly, I got tired of fighting with sites that wouldn’t allow me to easily save a photo of the pattern. Do you have a favorite kimono pattern?