Tuesday, 29 March 2011

DIY Burnout Fringe Kimono

Buy two burnout velvet scarfs form ebay for £12 each, I picked the purple one but there are a range of colours
Pin the edges of both the scarfs together length ways and then sew half way, then drape over each shoulder and pin the length you want the arm holes, you basically sew up sections of all the edges

Finally sew from the fringing up the edges to create arm holes, and TADA, you have a burnout fringe kimono top
Spanish Moss

Left, American Gold


I have wanted a fringed kimono for ages now, but have found it really hard to find them in the UK and the vintage ones from America are often over £100!
When I found you could buy burnout scarfs with fringing on the bottom I couldn’t believe my luck. Sew them together and 5 mins later you have a kimono that has cost just £24 J its very simple to do, if anyone has any questions please leave a comment.
What do you think ?
Ashley x

27 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! I wish I still had my sewing machine!

    http://heather-studsandlace.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is very creative and simple! Great job(:

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  3. what a fantastic tip! i'm definitely going to try this one out :D
    going to ebay to look for scarves now...

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  4. gorgeous!

    i need a sewing machine!!!!!!!
    :)

    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is soooo creative :D
    Really pretty!
    Think Im gonna try doing that

    http://anhourafteryesterday.blogspot.com

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  6. Simply brilliant!!
    I'm going to have to try this if I ever get my sewing machine fixed!

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  7. Oh wow!! You should start selling these!
    I can't sew well :/
    Let me know if you decide to sell them :)

    www.themoptop.com

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  8. Looks great. Will be we be seeing an outfit post with you wearing it soon? I would love to see it on!

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  9. looks great & amazing :)))

    LOVE minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, you're good! That's a neat job. :)

    Mars of fashion insouciance

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  11. Wow! love love love. gotta get me some!

    www.wakingupinwaco.blogspot.com

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  12. wow, that's gorgeous! I have to find a scarf like that!

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  13. Amazing! Such a great idea :)
    I managed to order the leopard print creepers in the end! Thanks
    for your comment. And in answer to your question, i LOVE your blog!!

    XX

    http://anothercardboardcutout.blogspot.com

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  14. Beyond in love. Amazing. I want one!!! I love this post!

    I Live For It

    Xx. Jewls and Liza

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  15. that is amazing!! very innovative :) thanks for your comment, love your blog too :) come back any time!

    http://girlonshuffle.blogspot.com/

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  16. wooooow incredible pics
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  17. wow, what a great idea! I do have to try it out, too! thanks a lot for that!
    I'm always staring at the winter kate kimono jackets, but they are so expensive. this is a very ood alternative!

    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous! This is something I might just have to try.
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE this! Such a good idea :) Might have to copy!!
    xxx
    www.rosie-glow.blogspot.com

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  20. What a great idea! It is beautiful! =)

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  21. wowww, thank you SUPER much for this post! omg ive been wanting one for so long esp with the fringe. definitely will try this out now!! you're a life saver ;), well a shopper-saver hehe. am also now following your blog lovely! happy i found it, you have an aamazing style. also following you on blog lovin'! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  22. This is such a neat tip! I just got one off nastygal for like 45 pounds, this would have been a lot cheaper! should have looked at your blog before! xxx

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  23. I love it so much i want one and my sewing machine works so just gonna buy one of those scarves and make one you are amazing and an inspiration! x

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  24. gonna have to try this, looks amazing :) where did you get the scarves from? x

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  25. this is amazing! i really wanted the REVERSE kimono but its sold out everywhere and all the others seem to be so expensive. This is such a great idea and alternative. I can't wait to get some materials for myself and try it out. Thanks, you've saved my bank balance and holiday wardrobe :) xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. this is perfect, i've been looking for a kimono for ages as it would the best festival outfit but they're so limited and when you do find one they're ridiculously expensive! this allows me to make a completely unique kimono for a fraction of the price, thankyou so much xoxo

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  27. You are fabulous and I love you . . .

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