Upcycled kimono –
What can you make when you have loads of small patches sleeping in your cupboard?
The “marguerite” is the name given to the bolero by the Japanese people.
This model is composed of the last patches of a silk kimono. I have used most of the fabric to make a long dress along with a scarf, so not much fabric was left. I have placed the fittest-to-be-seen patch in the front.
But it was not sufficient so I have used smaller patches and the lining of the same kimono. If you iron well the reverse of this patchwork, you should not notice the little patches so much.
What I like in a marguerite is that it is multi-purpose: it can be worn as a kind of sweat shirt but also as a cardigan, thanks to the opening at the collar level that closes with press studs.
The pattern is taken from pages 44 and 45 of one of my favourite books by Minako Hayama ( Ima kitai fuku ga tsukureru kimono rimeiku sutairu bukku )