Although I can’t remember when I purchased this pattern (I should start keeping track of that), I purchased the fabric several (or more :-).) years ago, on clearance, at Jo Ann Fabrics. I was just waiting for the right pattern to match it with.
Initially, I had View D on the radar but quickly opted for View A when I realized that it required only a quarter of a yard less fabric and had far more interesting details.
Views A and B (a shorter version of View A) have dolman sleeves, gathers around the back neckline and a contoured band. The continuous band, which is interfaced, is constructed by joining a front and back neck band (two separate pieces) and a lower back band. Add that to the front and back pieces and viola!
Although I am not 100% satisfied with the “fit” of the band which, in my opinion, is a little distorted, I love this kimono. It’s a simple yet elegant piece that adds comfort and style to any wardrobe.Until next time…PEACE AND BLESSINGS!!!