After the release of a collection, I always go through a bit of a sewing burn-out, and Nénuphar was great to get me out of it with a few quick and easy projects. It’s also the perfect pattern for gift sewing: the fit is straightforward, and the result can be so different depending of the fabric choice, from an architectural jacket to a flowy kimono, or even a cozy robe!
For this version, I chose to transform Nénuphar into a lingerie-style inside kimono, in a really soft double-gauze.
To do so, I simply lengthened pieces #1 (front), #3 (lower back), and #4 (collar) by 30 cm (12″), and I added a belt – borrowed from the Luzerne trench coat 😉 .
To make the most of this reversible fabric, I cut the collar and belt on the back side of the fabric. I also skipped the collar notches which wouldn’t have looked great with the very loose weave of this double-gauze.
Easy-peasy changes, for a completely new look! This super soft Nénuphar is now my BFF for cocooning at home 🙂