Just in the last few weeks I’ve become obsessed with kimonos. We’ve hit June gloom here in SoCal, so with the overcast days, a light cardigan just perfect. Girl Charlee sent me this fun tie-dye fabric, and although I had plans to make something else with it, I suddenly had the idea to make a kimono with it and it couldn’t have turned out more perfectly. The best part is that this project took a total of 30 minutes to make because it’s just a few cuts and a few seams — so easy! Make one, make ten, make one for all your friends!

Find the full tutorial here, and four fabulous ways to style your kimonos here (since I just know you’ll make one)!

Thanks for reading, and happy Thursday!
handmade kimono (super easy tutorial here)


  1. Whitney says:

    I've been eyeing kimonos for some time now but haven't found the perfect one yet! So cool that you can make your own!

  2. Love that Kimono! It looks gorgeous on you!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. wow i love it. I might have to look into getting one now!
    Ellen of

  4. 204 Park says:

    I can't believe you just whipped that up! Nice work!! Xo, S

  5. sage m says:

    I could not agree more; they're perfect! I haven't found a fabric I love yet. I was eyeing a similar fabric from wanderlust fabrics that is also tie dye. I was thinking of using a salmi pattern kimono top with the tie dye fabric. I can't commit to the fabric though, as much as I like it, all I can think of are the ill-fitting/too big tie dye tees I wore when I was younger. Eeep lol.

  6. K&R says:

    i've been looking for the perfect kimono for a while now, but i still haven't found the perfect one. i love the colors of this one!

  7. tricia says:

    Thank you for showing how simple it is. I've been wanting to make one since last year. Tonight I've refashioned two shawls I used when I was nursing and made a kimono from some knit I bought last fall. Now I new to find a bright print to make another for this summer!

  8. Navya says:

    You look really nice 🙂 I doubt a kimono would look this good on other body types though… I think you make it work because you are so slim

  9. Andrea says:

    Made my own and linked back to you and your pictorial on Babble…the perfect project for a quick sewing 'fix'! Come see if you'd like at

  10. Thank you Merrick! Stunning as always and I just love the choice of knit fabric 🙂


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