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This contest has ended. Congratulations to Dee M. who is the lucky winner! The Contemporary Kimono is a new twist on a classic style. This clean, modern jacket has flattering long lines and a loose fit that can hide a number of flaws. This jacket is quick to make and features a neckline and sleeve band that can be used as a design feature. The red sample, which we made out of our Crossroads Denim, is embellished with machine embroidery along the band. I love how it takes a simple, solid jacket and adds interesting design and texture. In this beautiful linen sample we chose to highlight the neck and sleeve bands with contrasting fabrics. This cotton version uses the "wrong side" of the main cotton fabric we chose. How fun is that? Always look at the back of the fabric - it's a great way to find a subtle, coordinating print! We are really excited about the Contemporary Kimono - I really think it's going to be a staple wardrobe item for so many people. One thing that I do want to note, which you don't see in the pictures is that it has pockets, which is a jacket must-have in my book.