DIY Floral Duster

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

Spring weather calls for layers and transitional wardrobe pieces that can take you from a cool, crisp morning to a sunny afternoon. I have been eyeing all these amazing full length dusters on Pinterest lately and just had to make my own! If you remember from my fall capsule, I made a sweater knit duster but this East Texas weather is begging for something a bit more lightweight. When I saw this incredible floral cotton fabric from Blackbird Fabrics, I knew it would be perfect to recreate the Pinterest-inspired look.

The Fabric

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this Large Print Stained Glass Floral Cotton is out of stock… however, I am super eager to see what everyone else sewed up with this amazing fabric! I’ll explain a bit of why I chose it for this project and what fabric you can use instead of this exact one! DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

The style of duster that I chose means that the inside of the fabric will be seen just as much as the outside. This fabric doesn’t have a clearly noticeable wrong/right side so it was perfect!!

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

The fabric also has a beautiful drape and its lightweight. It really worked with the crazy wind we’ve been having lately! For this style of garment, you really want to use fabric that has a good flow and doesn’t hold a shape well. The slouchier the better, in my opinion!

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

The Pattern

I used the Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs to sew this duster. I wanted a full length option, with open sides for some drama. When I saw the pattern was only $4 and that the proceeds go towards healing a SSD friend with neuroendocrine cancer, it was a must!!! The pattern also includes girls sizes, so I hope to make some Mom and Me looks soon!

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

The pattern has cutting chart for the body of the Kimono and one pattern piece to create the neckline. I love minimal printing and taping- which also makes for a super fast sew!

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

The one modification I made was to shorten the sides so that the sleeves weren’t quite as long.

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

DIY Floral Duster. Warrior Kimono by Striped Swallow Designs. Fabric by Blackbird Fabrics.

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Have an awesome weekend, friends!!! Get your sew on!

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