Kimono Robe including french seams

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Kimono Robe including french seams Pattern


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Sewing: Kimono Robe including french seams
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • machine sewing
  • hand sewing

Pattern Description:

Printable PDF pattern for kimono-style robe including cutting layout, sewing instructions, and over 40 instructional photos.

Use this pattern to make an elegant kimono-style robe for yourself or as a gift. Makes a lovely Valentine's Day gift for yourself or someone you love. Includes option to make long (44" from shoulder to hem) or short (33" from shoulder to hem) version.

Amount of fabric needed to make the kimono:
-for the shorter kimono you will need 2.25 yards of 60" wide fabric or 3.5 yards of 45" wide fabric.
-for the longer kimono you will need 2.5 yards of 60" wide fabric or 4.25 yards of 45" wide fabric.

Seam Finishing Techniques: this updated version of the pattern shows how to make the robe using french seam techniques or basic seam finishing techniques. French seams are a couture finishing technique in which you sew each seam twice in order to enclose the seam allowance. This technique works best with thin/lightweight fabrics, such as a silk or light cotton. Basic finishing techniques include pinking, zigzag stitching, or serging,

This pattern has been updated to include:
-both seam finishing techniques
-instructions for a hook loop for hanging your robe
-in-seam belt loops

Copyright (c) 2013 - You may sell what you make, but please do not sell, dupllcate or distribute my pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one-size-fits-most
  • long version is 44" from shoulder to hem; short version is 33" from shoulder to hem
  • 30" wide when worn open


  • 2.25 - 4.25 yards silk or cotton fabric
  • sewing machine

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • pins
  • scissors
  • hand sewing needle
  • rulers/measuring tape
  • printer
  • tailor's chalk
  • small safety pin

About Designer

About Designer

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My mother and I made my first sewing project when I was 5: a drawstring purse out of a beautiful butterfly-print cotton. Years later, I'm still sewing, and I love to share my designs with others. My patterns and tutorials use couture techniques I studied in the fashion design program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I lived for 3 years in Paris, and Atelier Joy designs are ...

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