Sew My Style – Suki Kimono – Fabric Inspiration

The pattern for June’s Sew My Style Challenge is the Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet.  I am really excited to make this pattern, as kimonos are much more chic than a standard cardigan and can add an extra layer to an outfit which still looking stylish.

You can of course, make the Suki as a dressing gown, but I love the shorter length for more of a boho festival-chic piece. Helen has done an easy hack for making the Suki into a daytime cover up here.

Ideally you want to use a drapey fabric with lots of flowy movement, as anything too heavy would be too structured and boxy.

I would recommend a rayon or rayon blend. There are some beautiful florals which would suit the boho vibe perfectly. You could also use a lighter weight cotton – a cotton lawn would work well and would be easier to work with, it just wouldn’t have quite the same drape as a rayon.

My top fabric tips:

Tropicalia Rayon

Pottery black Rayon

Tropical Reef viscose

Hibiscus rayon lawn

Libby viscose

Carlie Gardenia Opal Viscose

Blossom Reflections viscose

Back to the 70’s cotton lawn

For a plainer look – how about this silver peachskin

I hope this has given you some inspiration! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sarah x





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