I made life more difficult for myself and chose to work with a specialty velvet and mesh fabric which meant I sewed with the aid of a lot of tissue paper. For my next Melanie, I have a lovely, SENSIBLE rayon fabric.
Here are some ideas for styling your kimono:
1. as an Evening Wrap
A kimono wrap is just a bit different as an evening jacket and looks oh-so-chic! I paired the Melanie with my faux leather Clara leggings.
2. as a Casual Wrap for a boho vibe
With my complexion, some kind of coverall is essential for sun protection. Happily, a kimono makes both a functional and fashionable coverall.
It's simple- Sash undone means you're open for business, sash closed means business hours are over.
Jalie Melanie is available from www.jalie.com