Why settle for an expensive robe when you can easily make a stylish and comfortable one at home? Whether you like lounging around the house during the day or are looking for something to wear while you get ready in the morning, the Blair robe pattern has your back. Crafted with an eye towards comfort, style, and ease of construction, it is an all-day style and comfort you will look forward to slipping on every morning or night.
How To Style And Wear Your Dressing Gown
This pattern is so versatile you can wear it at home as a robe or you can take it to the city as a kimono-style short dress. It all depends on the fabric you chose to make it from and the way you style it. Look for comfortable fabrics like cotton plush and fleece if you're going to be wearing this robe around your house or a more precious fabric for going outside, like jacquard, silk or cotton.
- you can combine the robe with a pair of paper bag shorts to create an airy summer style that's perfect for a festival look
- wear it over your favorite jeans and tank top or t-shirt, and you'll look chic and put together in an instant.
- make it a dress! A robe can be transformed into a dress easily with the right accessories-just throw on a belt and some heels (or boots) and add a necklace or other jewelry as desired.
Blair Robe Sewing Pattern Overview
This sewing guide shows you how to make a flowy style long sleeves robe using our Blair sewing pattern, available for purchase on our webshop.
The Blair robe is the perfect project for a beginner sewing enthusiast. It's easy to make and absolutely cozy once it's done.
With this pattern, you'll be making robes so quickly that they'll become your go-to project when a loved one asks for a handmade gift. You'll get step-by-step instructions and illustrations (+ a video tutorial) so that making your robe will be as simple as can be!
More Of What's Inside Our Robe Sewing Pattern
- A printable PDF pattern format (You will need Adobe Reader on your computer to open the PDF files)
- Measurement sheet and size chart
- Step-by-step guide on how to cut and sew your skirt pattern
- Assembling the pattern piece
- Step by Step Instructions with Illustrations
- Different sizes you can choose from
- A4 and Letter format for printing at home
- A0 for printing at the copy center on A0 paper rolls
- Projector files for projecting the patterns directly onto the fabric using the home projector
*All files are compressed in the ZIP archive for easy downloading. All sizes have separate files, you only need to print the files that are relevant to you.
How To Make A Kimono Robe Pattern
Whether you're heading to the spa or kicking back on the couch with a glass of wine in your new robe, this robe coat pattern has been crafted for an all-day style and comfort, and it's easy to sew. Here are the supplies needed for this project:
- Your Blair Robe Pattern
- Preffered fabric
- Color matching thread
- Sewing machine
- 1 cm for all seams
- 10 cm hem
Suggested fabrics: When it comes to choosing the fabric for your new item, you have lots of options: Linen, cotton, satin, jacquard, velvet, any light weight/medium weight woven fabrics. The sample is made of linen
How much fabric do you need for your diy robe? Below you'll find a table that lists the required fabric for your size based on a useful fabric width between 140 - 150 centimetres.. If you're making use of a different width or pattern - like stripes, plaids, etc - you may need to adjust the placement of the pieces so the garment will fit correctly to your available width.
Important! Adding a little steam to your fabric before cutting can help you avoid an unpleasant surprise - the contraction of the fabric. To reduce the risk of your garment shrinking after the first wash, test its contraction by ironing your fabric at its maximum heat recommendation.
How To Sew A Robe Pattern - Sewing Instructions
Are you ready to make a robe that feels like you're wrapped in a cloud? So are we. Let's start sewing!
- Pin the front pieces to the back piece at the shoulder seam, aligning the raw edges; right sides together
- Sew the shoulder seams using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press the seam toward the back, and neaten the seam using a 3-thread serger stitch or a small zigzag stitch. fig 1
- Fold the sleeve hem following the notches on the pattern, wrong side to wrong side. First fold 1cm and then, depending on the length you want you can fold until the second notch (if you want the sleeve to be on the fingers level) or to the 3rd notch (if you want the sleeve to be at the wrist level). Put the hem in pins. fig2
- Pin the sleeve, flat, right side to right side, to the armhole. Align the sleeve between the two notches on the armhole, and match the central notch with the shoulder seam.
- Sew in place using a 1 cm seam allowance. Neaten the seam using a 3-thread serger stitch or a small zigzag stitch and press toward the sleeve
- Repeat steps 3-5 for the other sleeve.
- Fold the sleeve right side to right side, so that the sleeve edges and side seams align. Pin, taking care to meet the notches.
- Using a 1 seam allowance, sew the sleeve's underarm seam and the side seam without stopping. fig3
- Clip into the underarm intersection to release the tension, being careful not to cut the stitches.
- Press the seam toward the back, and neaten the seam using a 3-thread serger stitch or a small zigzag stitch.
- Sew a topstitch on the sleeve hem at 1mm. Press the seam and the sleeve hem.
- Fold the dress hem following the notches on the pattern, wrong side to wrong side.First fold 1 cm and them 10 cm. Put the hem in pins.
- Topstitch the hem at 1mm. Press the seam and the hem.
- Apply a fusible interlining to the collar pieces (if needed).
- Sew the collar pieces 2 by 2 at the center back, right sides together. Press the seams open. fig4
- Fold 1 cm the outer part of the inner collar, wrong side to wrong side and press. fig 5
- Construct the collar by placing the two pieces, right side to right side, taking care to meet the notches. Sew at 1 cm.
- Clip across the corners. Turn the collar through to the right side and press.
- Place the collar to the neckline, right sides together, matching the notches. Pin to secure and sew at 1 cm.
- Turn under the lower edge seam allowance on the under collar and pin in place around the neck edge, taking care to insert the seam allowance inside the collar. Make sure the two leading front edges of the collar are symmetrical.
- Use a flat top stitch to secure the under collar at the neck edge. Sew at 0.5 cm. fig6
- Apply fusible interlining on the belt pieces
- Sew the 2 belt pieces together at the center back, right sides together, at 1 cm. Press the seam open.
- Fold the belt in half, right side to right side so the fusible is showing. Pin.
- Sew along all the raw edges using a 1 cm seam allowance. Remember to leave a gap of approx. 3in (8cm) at the center back to turn the belt through. Remove the bulk from the corners. fig 7
- Once the belt has been turned to the right side, press the seam carefully so that it is on the very edge.
- Hand sew the gap at the center back closed with a flat fell or blind hem stitch.
You're all done! Your lounging item is ready to make you as comfy as can be. Congratulations on your hard work!
We've made the sewing even easier with a video sewing tutorial
In addition to the written tutorial, we also have a video sewing tutorial that will walk you through every part of this sewing project in case you find it easier to follow. You can find it on our YouTube channel!
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