New Look 6217: Kimono Jacket

New Look 6217 Kimono Jacket worn with New Look 6225 top

Hi Friends,

I made up a kimono jacket using New Look 6217, view A. This is a very versatile pattern which lets you sew a whole outfit of mix and match pieces if you you wanted too, and I am definitely going to be trying the top from the pattern soon.

New Look 6217 Kimono Jacket

Don’t be fooled by the apparent sunshine in these photos. It is still far too cold to  be wearing an outfit like this in these parts. But I was just struck with the desire to sew something  fast and easy a couple of weekends ago, and this was the product.

This is some mystery polyester georgette (?) that I found in my stash. It is lightweight with great drape. The only alteration I made to the pattern was to lengthen it by 3 inches.

The colours are a bit washed out in the outdoor shots so here are some on the dressform, and you can also see the facing which finishes off the neckline inside.

New Look 6217 Kimono Jacket
New Look 6217 Kimono Jacket

Pattern Review

Pattern Description:
Misses’ kimono style jacket and tee have an easy extended sleeve and bias binding at neckline. Pencil skirt and slim pants have side zip.

This review concerns the kimono style jacket, View A.
Pattern Sizing:
10 – 22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although mine is slightly longer
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the finished garment, and the shaping at the front. I love the fact it is such a quick and easy piece to sew. Nothing to dislike.
Fabric Used:
A polyester georgette
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only change I made was to lengthen the jacket by 3 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don’t know if I will sew the jacket again (although it would be wonderful made in silk! and would be a great pattern to sew for others), but I want to make the top (view B) soon. I definitely recommend.

A versatile pattern to have in your collection with lots of possibilities.

Hope you enjoy this Easter weekend however you are spending it. Until soon…

New Look 6217 Kimono Jacket worn with New Look 6225 top.



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I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing everyone can get to see mine.

28 thoughts on “New Look 6217: Kimono Jacket

  1. I was wondering if it was warm by you and I was so jelly! Thanks for clearing that up. I want a couple of these for this summer too so you’ve inspired me to put it on my sewing list. Your version is lovely and will work wonderfully this summer!

    1. Ha don’t worry Carolyn it’s cold, wet and windy – typical British bank holiday weather. We are going to be in the states in July hopefully much better then, right?!

  2. I’ve followed your fab blog for a while, but this is the first time commenting. Gorgeous fabric, and gorgeous jacket. It suits you so well! 🙂

    Gem x

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