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Kimono Robe including french seams

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Kimono Robe including french seams
Kimono Robe including french seams
Kimono Robe including french seams
Kimono Robe including french seams
Kimono Robe including french seams
Kimono Robe including french seams

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • machine sewing
  • hand sewing

Pattern Description:

Printable digital download PDF tutorial for kimono-style robe including cutting layout, sewing instructions, and over 40 instructional photos. All but one of the pattern pieces are rectangular, so the tutorial includes a cutting layout with dimensions instead of individual pattern pieces to print out. There is only one pattern piece to print out (one letter size page), since there is only one piece with a curved line. Intermediate sewing skill level suggested.

Style is one size. Fits Women's US sizes 0-14. Includes option to make long (44" from shoulder to hem) or short (33" from shoulder to hem) version.

Please see the photos for yardage chart.

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,

The latest pattern update includes instructions for making the kimono in 1 OR 2 fabrics. The previous pattern only showed 1 fabric. Using 2 fabrics means you will have one fabric for the body and sleeves, and a different fabric for the cuff, collar, and belt.

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • long version is 44" from shoulder to hem; short version is 33" from shoulder to hem
  • 30" wide when worn open
  • One size. Fits US Women's sizes 0-14.


  • sewing machine
  • 3.5-4.25 yards fabric (see photos for yardage chart)

You Will Also Need:

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

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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 ...

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