Easy to Make: Fringe Kimono Top
Fringe accessories seem to be everywhere this season, so Lucky Mag aptly created a list of festival-ready fringe pieces. Personally, I don't like the floral embroidery on the fabric of this top, but I do like its breezy style--especially if worn outside at a show on a sunny, summer day. Plus, I have some very long, leftover fringe at home.
Originally I was thinking I'd recreate this with chiffon, but actually a cotton lawn or voile would be great for hot weather and for its ability to be laundered. The pattern seems to be just from a basic kimono sloper. It looks as if this version has sleeve seams, but they're not necessary. For the bottom fringe, I'd purchase the longest fringe that the store carries (within reason), so like, 12" long. After sewing it to the bottom of the finished edge of the kimono, I'd tie the fringe into knots every 1-1 1/2". Then, divide each of those bunches into two, and tie one half to a half from the bunch next it it. Repeat 4 more times. The bottom of the fringe doesn't appear to be even on this garment, so I wouldn't worry about it being precise. Besides, the point is to have an easy, casual/cool piece you can just throw on.