Kimono: made by me (fabric found here c/o Michael Levine, tutorial below), Top: Urban Philosophy c/o, Pants: Tractr c/o, Shoes: Lulu's c/o, Bag: Lilly Jade c/o (obsessed with this bag.  It includes an insert to become a diaper bag!), Cuff: Urban Philosophy c/o, Necklace: Nashelle, Sunglasses: Chicnova c/o, Lipstick: NYX 'Shocking Pink'

When looking for fabric I often ask myself, 'is it gold?' 'does it have sequins?'.  If the answer to both of these questions is yes, than it usually ends up coming home with me.  Alt was the perfect place to put this fabric to good use.  At the risk of it being too much sequins for a day look, I made it into an easy to wear kimono and paired it with a graphic tee to loosen it up a bit.

The tutorial for this kimono is very similar to the tutorial for my silk kimono, however I had to make a few adjustments to the measurements since it is a completely different kind of fabric and the sequins don't drape like silk fabric does.  

Click through below for the full tutorial...

*Tip: Use normal (non fabric) scissors to cut, sew with wrong side facing up, and keep a few extra needles on hand just in case.  These sequins are so tiny and very well secured, I hardly hardly had any problem when sewing with them. 

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