Girls’ Fishtail Kimono

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


The Fishtail Kimono is a loose-fitting garment with a gathered back yoke and dropped hem detail.

Size Range: XXS (18-24 months) to XXL (12 years)


See more details in the product description below.

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The Fishtail Kimono is a digital pdf sewing pattern, instant digital download.

Size Range: XXS (18/24 months) to XXL (12 years)



This style works for wovens and knits and can be styled casual or dressy. Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium sweater knits, knit rayon blends, chiffon, georgette, rayon challis, etc. Quilting cotton is not recommended.


The fit is very forgiving since it’s a loose-fitting style, making it wearable for several seasons. You can easily adjust the sleeve and body length for a custom fit, instructions are included in the tutorial.


You will receive a 16 page tutorial and 18 page tiled pattern. The tutorial has a clickable table of contents and step-by-step instructions with color photos. All measurements are listed in both imperial and metric. The pattern offers layered size options, so you can choose only the size/sizes you would like to print. It is formatted for US letter and A4 users. The pattern is a NO TRIM pattern.

You will also receive  a print shop copy if you prefer to print the pattern all-in-one piece.

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You are welcome to sell garments made from these patterns, please credit Chalk and Notch in product listing. Copying and distribution of this pattern in any form is prohibited.

10 reviews for Girls’ Fishtail Kimono

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    MELISSA (verified owner)

    The details of this pattern are beautiful and professional. I love the ease, and that the tutorial is geared to beginners, but also leaves options to go a step above for the more seasoned sewists. And that back detail is just beautiful. We will be making many more of these kimonos.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christina (verified owner)

    This is a must have pattern! I was able to sew 2 in an afternoon. My girls love the fit. Instructions are well written and easy to follow.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    cindy (verified owner)

    This was my first time sewing with knits and I am so happy it was with this pattern. All the information I needed was included – fabric info, cutting layouts, detailed instructions, and the photos that clearly show right and wrong sides. I already have 2 more on the cutting table!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emi (verified owner)

    I love the professional quality of this pattern. The tutorial is very well-written and easy to follow, as are the photos. The front is perfect in its simplicity and I like the option of adding a closure. The back gathered detail is also lovely. The kimono looks so sweet in woven and knit! Even though I have already made several for my daughters, they have still requested more!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Indu (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic pattern with beautifully drafted pattern pieces and instructions. On trend with the gathered back and hi-lo hem details. The versatility to adapt the pattern for both knits and wovens make it even more awesome!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline (verified owner)

    This pattern is a must have! The instructions are easy to follow and it is a really quickly sew, yet the final product looks beautiful and professional. The neckband and back detail make this kimono truly unique and it can be styled so many different ways. It looks cute over jeans/leggings, as well as dresses!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brianna (verified owner)

    This pattern is a definite must have. It is very well drafted and formatted. Very easy to understand, for a beginner to an advanced seamstress. I love that the tutorial has a quick reference section for follow up kimonos. The pattern creates such a beautiful garment that any girl will look great in! We have received many compliments on Miss 4’s when she’s gone out in it. I can’t wait to add many more to both my girl’s wardrobes for this fall/winter. Thanks Gabriela for a beautiful pattern I can use over and over again and not tire from!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy (verified owner)

    You NEED this pattern, the tutorial is very well-written and easy to follow, as are the photos. The front is perfect in its simplicity and the gathered back detail makes this kimono unique. The kimono looks so sweet in woven and knit! My daughter loves the knit kimono I have made and have requested for more to be made. Definitely going to be a part of any outfit for my little miss.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    valerie (verified owner)

    I love this pattern, it is very professionnal, filled with all kind of tips and it offers so many possibilities to! This kimono is modern and feminin and a must have for every little girl wardrobe.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen (verified owner)

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. This top came together so easily! I sewed it up during naptime, which very rarely happens! The directions are clear and are very easy to follow. The kimono is one of the most worn top in my daughter’s closet right now.

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