The Suzuran No-Waste Kimono Jacket pattern: a French-designed, Japanese-style spring kimono, perfect for warm weather. The best part? The unique pattern design uses every bit of a rectangle of fabric with no remaining scraps! A review by www.cucicucicoo.com

Suzuran no-waste kimono jacket pattern review

The Suzuran No-Waste Kimono Jacket pattern: a French-designed, Japanese-style spring kimono, perfect for warm weather. The best part? The unique pattern design uses every bit of a rectangle of fabric with no remaining scraps! A review by www.cucicucicoo.com

You may have noticed in my Me-Made-May 2015 documentation last week that there was one day that I was dressed considerably more fancy than usual, and that the me-made item had still not been blogged about. It was a special pattern that I had tested for a fellow designer, Julia from Tites Mains, and that pattern has now been released! (With a special discount code! Read on to find out more!) So I present to you the Suzuran No-Waste Kimono Jacket pattern!

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A review of the Cecilia Puff Tee free pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine. A sweet and easy t-shirt with puffed shoulders | www.cucicucicoo.com

Cecilia Puff Tee free pattern by OUSM

A review of the Cecilia Puff Tee free pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine. A sweet and easy t-shirt with puffed shoulders | www.cucicucicoo.com

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DIY tutorial: How to make Flower Fairies from upcycled egg cartons | a Mammabook tutorial for www.cucicucicoo.com

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