New Pattern Available :: Kimono Jacket

The Collage Kimono Jacket is the latest Atelier Joy sewing pattern now available for immediate download on

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Atelier Joy Collage Kimono Jacket

This style is developed from our popular kimono robe.  It offers 2 lengths: top of hip or bottom of hip.  Features an open front, contrast collar and cuff, optional pockets and trim. A versatile, elegant layer perfect with dresses or separates.

Also available on here.


The Kimono in Bed of Roses

One of the most exciting things about designing sewing patterns is seeing what others do with them: which fabrics they choose to sew them with, their styling options.  They take on a life of their own.  That’s why I’m thrilled to see  the AJ Kimono Pattern used for an inspirational image on Michael Miller Fabrics.  They’ve chosen to stitch it up in the gorgeous new floral collection called Bed of Roses.  I just love this look!  Click here for the PDF pattern on etsy.  ~Merci!

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Gallery Opening

I was lucky enough to be a +1 at the SFMOMA’s re-opening preview a few days ago.  The building and art are, of course, top-notch.  The oculus bridge that spans an upper level with a view of the lobby is a fantastic touch.   But the highlight of such events is always the people-watching.  The San Francisco ladies were wearing loose, elegant clothing with layers to protect from the inevitably chilly night.  The trend of the moment seemed to be an extra-long collar-less jacket in black.  With chunky cutout heels it made a powerful statement but still came off as easy.

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Gallery Opening Look by Joy Olson

Check out my Etsy Treasury :: Gallery Opening to find handmade and vintage pieces inspired by this look.

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Introducing Atelier Joy Kimonos and Kits

I am pleased to announce that Atelier Joy now offers custom-made Kimonos and Kimono Kits on its Etsy store.  Both are available in several fabric variations.  Visit the Atelier Joy Etsy store here to see all the beautiful options.

The Kimono Kit in Camille variation.  Featuring a pretty pink and gold floral and coordinating plaid trim.

The Kit and Kimono in Camille variation. Featuring a pretty pink and gold floral and coordinating plaid trim.

bridget tryptichThe Bridget Pattern is the latest style from Atelier Joy.  With cap sleeves and a peter pan collar, it makes a charming top, tunic, or dress for summer.  Click here to purchase on Etsy.  For other styles, see our Patterns page here.