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Kimono Bath Robe

Added Jun 11, 2008

by piratesea

München, Germany






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.

Material Notes

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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    May 9, 2010, 07.58 PMby wintera

    it’s really fabulous i luv luv luv this kimono the faberic that you used really makes this work

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    Dec 17, 2009, 04.31 PMby fatimafarasha

    luv it!

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    Aug 22, 2008, 08.37 AMby eclecticbianca

    Wow! Really beautiful!

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    Jun 21, 2008, 03.52 PMby sewella

    It’s breathtaking! Excellent job!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 09.42 AMby stellula

    Wow, Quite creative! You just gave me a delicious idea for something I want to make for a party this weekend. It’ll probably be the first thing I’ll post. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jun 11, 2008, 08.27 PMby juebejue

    i like it! looks a lot more professional than the one i did!

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    Jun 11, 2008, 03.23 PMby antigone

    How beautiful! You should make a how-to!

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    Jun 11, 2008, 08.01 AMby dinkley101

    This is lovely, really great fabric!

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    Jun 11, 2008, 05.55 AMby luzie

    I love the Bassetti fabrics – the kimono is beautiful!

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    Jun 11, 2008, 05.02 AMby carottesauvage

    It looks pretty impressive to me. The fabric is fantastic!

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