My Mother fell in love with a Kimono she saw when she was staying with me last week. It had lace trim, simple loose style and she thought pom poms would be more fun. Ma picked the fabric, no idea who’s it is as I cut the selvedge off, from Rowan in JL sale.
You will need 1.5m of fabric, thread and 3.25m of trimming.
I used the Janome narrow hem foot to hem the cut center seam, as this gives a lovely narrow rolled hem. You could just turn cut edges, iron 1/4 inch, fold over again and stitch.
I sewed the pieces together with a french seam. To do this place the back (A) right side down and front pieces (B1 & B2) right side up and pin the top. I used a 1/4 inch foot for this and trim the seam allowance. Press and then flip right ride s together and stitch another 1/4 inch seam to enclose the raw edges.
With the kimono lighing flat and inside out, measure 11 inches down from the shoulder and pin the front and back together on both sides. Stitch with a 1cm seam. Press the seams open and turn back a 1cm seam on each arm hole and the hem. Pin your trim to the turned up hem and arm holes.