Monday, January 11, 2010

The Penelope Red Emerald Kimono

Introducing the Penelope Red Emerald Kimono. It really is a very striking design- it has been made from a border print, and I have placed the dark border panel going down the front to create length and a dramatic look!

Part of the border pieces have been used across the yoke- this helps the shoulders to look wider. The paler pieces of fabric have been used on the sleeves and the back (with darker edges towards the side seams- again creating a very flattering line).

The photos don't really do the print justice- it looks so much more alluring in real life- but they will have to do!

There is actually a seam running down the centre back- but as you can see from this photo, I have matched up the print beautifully!

The inside of every Penelope Red garment is always as neat as the outside. In this design I have used white overlocking to finish off the seam edges.

A great style with jeans, pants or a fitted skirt. The Emerald Kimono is now available for purchase in the Penelope Red etsy store.


  1. Love your work.. you don't see green too often, but one of my faves - such a flattering colour to wear.

  2. So beautiful! And my favourite colour too!