Cardigan Kimono (Thrift – Flip)

You know what I love about thrift store shopping, fabrics. I can usually count on finding a variety of unique prints. Even if the prints a little wacky and I’m on the fence, I’ll buy it. Chances are, if I hesitate and then come back, it’ll be gone! I made that mistake once and missed out on a cool print. It was so sad!

Lucky for me, that wasn’t the case when I found this tropical print. I knew right away it’d make the perfect beachy kimono.

For this project, I used an old comfy H&M kimono. If you’ve read my previous post, (how diy’s can build confidence) you’ll know I like to use old clothing for pattern pieces.

Here’s How I Made It

It was meant to be

Fast forward to my next thrift trip, and boom! Sitting on the top of a clothing rack, sat this teal beauty!

Thrift Flip, how to diy vintage fabric into a kimono

In my mind, I was immediately transported to a little coastal town. I envisioned pastel stripes, umbrellas and a coastline.

Now when it comes to hats, I usually gravitate towards neutral colors, but I had just made my kimono and I was convinced this minty teal was would pair perfectly with the tropical print! So I bought it and told myself if it doesn’t work, I’ll donate it.

The fun part, styling!

Since the print is pretty bright and bold, I wanted to keep everything else pretty neutral. I went with a black tank top, a pair of comfy denim shorts, and neutral sandals.

Sadly winter is coming, so this outfit will have wait until next summer, but that’s okay! Today I got to pretend I was on a summer getaway, and that was fun.


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