Sewing Inspiration: Summer Kimonos and Beach Cover-Ups

Sewing Inspiration Kimono

As much as I love dressing up, I am pretty much ready to cast off as may layers as possible the minute I get home. To me, bliss is lounging around the house on a Sunday in a lightweight kimono with a cup of coffee (or a mimosa, depending on what kind of Sunday it is). Problem is, the only robe I have right now is in a wintery fleece — too heavy for the season and decidedly sweat-inducing.

Heather Lou recently posted her version of Named Patterns' Asaka Kimono. She looks friggin' fabulous and now I want one; I figure it can double as a house robe and beach cover-up. While I wait for the pattern to arrive, I'm brainstorming some styling and color options. I love the yellow silk used in the Named lookbook, but I'm also digging the pinks and teals used in the Tallulah and Hope and Anthropologie styles above.

What are your sewing plans for summer?