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Pattern Release: Songbird Kimono & Playing with Lengths

Posted on 01 March 2018

This week we released of our newest sewing pattern, the Songbird Kimono & Cardi. Today I'm chatting about kimono & cardi lengths & the different sleeves you can make. 

Pattern Emporium Songbird Kimono & Cardigan sewing pattern

You’re ready to sew up your new Songbird Kimono & Cardi (heck yeah) but first, it’s time to ponder what length & sleeve to choose. With a range of style options on offer, you’ll be able to mix & match so you’re ready for work or play, no matter the season.

Let’s have a closer look at the length & sleeve combo’s to help you decide how you will sashay around town in your Songbird!

Click here to go directly to the Songbird Kimono listing. 

   

TODAY

...we'll look at the different kimono and cardi lengths & the sleeves options you'll find in this versatile pattern. 
 
   

LENGTH 1: CROPPED SONGBIRD KIMONO

This length sits about hip level. It was actually my testing team who requested this length and I'm so glad they did (and I listened). It was extremely popular amongst the team.
 
   
  

LENGTH 2: COVER-UP SONGBIRD KIMONO

This length reaches just below the butt at fingertip level. This length is great with jeans & shorts. It would also make an awesome work-friendly length. 
 
 
   
 

LENGTH 3: ABOVE THE KNEE SONGBIRD KIMONO

This length is perfect over a dress or jeans, sews up beautifully in knits and is ideal for the drawstring pattern hack. Make a gorgeous snuggly sweater knit Songbird cardi in this length. 
 
 
   
 

LENGTH 4: LONG LINE SONGBIRD KIMONO

This length sits below the knee and is definitely a statement piece. Be bold and sew one up in your favourite fabric. You may have seen my video in the PE group or on Instagram of my Italian viscose jersey animal print Songbird in this length... or my stretch lace one below. 
  
 
   
 
     
Next up are the sleeve styles you can choose from. 
 

SLEEVE 1: SEMI FLARED SLEEVE

The semi-flared sleeve is very subtle. As a petite woman, it's my favourite. I love a bit of flare but too much is overpowering. If you love a more pronounced flared, go with the flared option below. Choose from long, 3/4 & 1/2 lengths.
  
Semi-flared Sleeve - Long
  
Semi-flared Sleeve - 3/4
 
  
Semi-flared Sleeve - 1/2
 
     
  

SLEEVE 2: FLARED SLEEVE

This is the flared sleeve. It's similar to, but wider than, the semi-flared sleeve. It looks best in light fabrics as you can see below. Choose from long & 3/4 lengths.
  
Flared Sleeve - Long length 
   
  
Flared Sleeve - 3/4 length
 
 
     
   

SLEEVE 3: TAPERED SLEEVE  

The tapered sleeve is our straightest sleeve. It's easy & comfortable. It works well in both woven & knit fabrics. Choose from long, 3/4 or 1/2 sleeve lengths. 
   
Tapered - Long sleeve
 
   
Tapered - 3/4 sleeve
  
 
  
Tapered - 1/2 sleeve
 Songbird Kimono & Cardi sewing pattern by Pattern Emporium
 
  

SLEEVE 4: SLEEVELESS

You can make your sleeveless Songbird in either woven or knit fabric. The armhole finish on the woven kimono is binding. The finish on the knit armholes is nice & easy bands.
    
So what are you waiting for, click here to go directly to the Songbird Kimono listing, download and make your first one today. They really are quite fast & easy to sew and add a great finishing touch to your outfit. 
     

And remember, if you bundle up you can save 10-15%. 

  • Use coupon code PEBUNDLE2 for a 10% discount at checkout when purchasing 2 Pattern Emporium sewing patterns.
  • Use coupon code PEBUNDLE3 for a 15% discount at checkout when purchasing 3 or more Pattern Emporium sewing patterns.
   

TOMORROW

...we'll look at the different fabrics we've used to sew our Songbirds: both woven & knit fabrics. 
       
    Songbird Kimono sewing pattern. Cardigan sewing pattern by Pattern Emporium

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