Crafty Gemini’s Kimono tutorial

I had a wedding to go to in Mexico in June and I promised myself that I would take one thing with me that I made.

And a week before my departure, I was on the hunt for the perfect bathing suit cover up tutorial.

img_1119I found this  Kimono tutorial by the Crafty Gemini  on YouTube. It’s about 8 minutes long and very easy to follow. I figured a Kimono is kind of like a beach cover up, right? And my hypothesis was correct.

What I really liked about this tutorial was there was far more direction than I noticed in other tutorials for beach cover ups. Most DIY videos I came across for this only asked that you make a hole for your neckline, but I wanted something more sophisticated and sustainable.

I went to Joann’s and found a clearance rayon challis fabric and bought hot pink pom pom trim from Amazon. I also made mine a little bit longer to cover my bum.

It took me about an hour to complete, including the pom-pom trim.

I kept the pattern because I fully intend to make more for next Summer.

XO.

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