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Self Drafted Pattern: 275327-1001 (Kimono Robe) - Type:Loungewear    printable version
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Reviewed by:craigrama
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About craigramastar
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Member since: 10/30/11
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Posted on:11/16/13 3:41 PM
Project Photo:Self Drafted Pattern: 275327-1001 by craigrama

Self Drafted Pattern: 275327-1001 by craigrama  Self Drafted Pattern: 275327-1001 by craigrama  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Self drafted kimono robe.

I (and my friends) always wanted one, but were amazed by some of the pattern prices. Plus some of the patterns are a bit involved. So I took an existing kimono robe and deconstructed it. I'll upload the pattern instructions PDF when I find a good place to store it and update this review.

To see a few pics on Flickr, click here.

Pattern Sizing:
Custom sizing, based on the client. Can be easily upsized if needed.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's customized and easy to construct. Construction is quite speedy if using a printed cotton. Preshriking (evening #1), finishing the edges (evening #2) construction (evening #2 & #3)

With experimenting, found that the collar and belt should be contrasting fabric, for best impact. Plus the sky's the limit on crazy cotton patterns.

Fabric Used:
Cotton print for the first and second and printed flannel for the third. Since I live in a warm climate, cotton robes are perfect for summertime. The flannel is unlined, but perfect for our mild winters.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Depending on the size, you need to adjust for shoulders, arm length, etc. In instructions, guidlines are given. In fact, my own robe took quite a bit of changes, because I'm a different shape. Using a cheap cotton to make a muslin is recommended (and can be a bonus gift).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I've made 4 so far, and a 5th (for me) is in the prep stages.

Conclusion:
Fun. Easy to construct. And gives one a sence of completion. And they make great gifts. I've even drug my friends into a fabric store during the selection process to get them involved, and they really get into it.
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PattyE said...
Your robes all look great. I bet your friends are quite happy to have one.
11/16/13 11:43 PM
sew4grands said...
Love your robe, great way to use these print fabrics
11/17/13 8:59 AM
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