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Sewing Newborn Kimono Jackets

With all of this design mode on
my mind I was determined yesterday that my new nephew (to arrive in September) would wear finely styled and designed clothes. I searched for some measurements (watch the neck size as it is incorrect) for new babies then made a block up for the 00 size. I then drafted a little kimono style matinee jacket and made it up in a lightweight waffle weave fabric. I was really happy with the result as the weather in September will be starting to warm up but still cool at times.
I’m going to improve on the design today, perhaps adding ribbed cuffs for
easy dressing of the baby. I would like to offer the pattern here but I’m
still working out how to do that on a PDF file.
I found another kimono baby jacket on Martha Stewart’s site but I think
my design has more pizzazz because it is designed with shaping for the human body rather than a square shape leaving the front and back identical.
Kimono style jacket for a newborn.
My neice, Miss Darby as the fairy  
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  1. Geri McBeth #

    Love the baby kimono top. Hope you will be able to offer the pattern in the future.

    August 29, 2006

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