Added Jun 11, 2008
This bathrobe is my first submission to burdastyle. It’s made to resemble a kimono – but it’s a lot easier to put on than the real thing.
I didn’t use a pattern for this kimono-like-gown. I started off with 7 rectangular pieces – 1 for each sleeve, 1 for the back, 2 for the front, 1 for the obi like sash and 1 for the collar – and started from there. I only modified both front pieces and the back for the neckline. Other than that it’s just rectangles.
Please feel free to criticise. I’m not an experienced sewer and still have a lot to learn.
Kimonos are a great way to show off intricate fabric designs. This fabulous dusky pink pure cotton fabric is made by Bassetti and really meant for bedclothes.
The kimono is tied with one belt only. The fake-obi is made from brown georgette silk. For it’s smooth and unwrinkled appearance I used a piece of soft linoleum floor covering as interfacing. It’s surprisingly comfortable. :)
My own design.
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