I have recently subscribed to Seamworks magazine, and the first pattern that I have tried is the Almada kimono robe.
First of all I’d highly recommend the mag! It’s 6 dollars a month (not quite sure what that is in pounds but about a fiver), but you can get 2 free patterns of your choice (from their whole pattern collection) per month, which is fantastic!!
All their patterns are reasonably quick sews, max 3 hours, this robe stated hat it takes 2 hours, and it did take me about 2 hours to sew.
It’s super easy, with nice straightish lines and no fiddly techniques to master! It really is a pleasure to sew!
You need quite a bit of fabric (approx 3m) so I got my fabric from the vintage remnant baskets at my local Abakhan fabrics, each piece of fabric cost £6.75 and there is leftovers.
I used a rotary cutter and fabric weights to cut them out as they are really large and straight lines
The instructions are very clear, and the pattern includes seam allowance, the only downside was printing and piecing the PDF pattern together as there are more than 50 pages!
I made one version for myself from a lightweight drapey fabric, I love how it turned out!!
I think I will also treat myself to one from Liberty Tana lawn but I’ll leave off the tie so that it can be worn as a kimono jacket rather than robe!
I’d love to know what you think!!
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