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Harry Potter Robes

Added Aug 13, 2009

by alasse

Munich, Germany






These were commissioned… I made five of them altogether, the girls wore them at a convention.
Obviously they are inspired by the Harry Potter movies (or copied, rather).
I made the pattern from scratch, the badges I bought at ebay.

EDIT: Added instruction for pattern construction and such :-)

Material Notes

Polyester fabric in different colours




Garment Type

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    Jun 28, 2011, 03.10 PMby Charlotte Ford

    Hi, I really love your pattern I’m just a bit confused about a few things. First of all the seam you have marked 5, what measurement would i use for that? as in what do i measure to get that length? second I’m not sure on the sleeves, the curved section how do i know if I got that right? and last of all the half shoulder does that carry on all the way to the edge or is that measurement just until it meets with the blue line? Sorry to be a bother :)

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      Jun 28, 2011, 05.06 PMby alasse

      The seam marked 5 is basically from under your arm to your ankle. I always found it easier though, to just start with the long front line and then construct the pattern from there. So at the lower end, you draw a line in a right angle to the front line in whatever lenght you need (1/4 of the total circumference of your robe’s seam) and then connect the line you just drew with the end of your arm hole, so it looks like in my picture.

      Regarding the sleeves: Either you just use the sleeve section of a pattern you have lying around (meaning you copy BOTH the arm hole and the shape of the sleeve) or, when drawing the sleeve the way I did in my pattern, just make sure the armhole and the curved section of the sleeve have exactly the same shape :) That is a lazy way of drafting a sleeve and would not work on more tightly fitting clothing, but for a wide robe it’s okay.

      The half shoulder measurement is only meant to be until it meets the blue line.

      I hope I could help (I should seriously update those instructions, they are pretty unclear even to me by now :D) and you were in no way bothering me ;)

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      Jun 28, 2011, 07.19 PMby Charlotte Ford

      Ahh, I see it now! Thankyou :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 10.38 PMby SewinPretty

    I feel really stupid asking this question, but…. how many peices TOTAL should i have, and as for the back, where is the front:{ ive been procrastinating on this project, and now i have to get it done FAST, so im a bit crazy and stuff:)

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      Jun 23, 2011, 03.21 PMby alasse

      Hi again :)
      You should have 2 front pieces, 1 back piece (on fold), 2 sleeves (cut on fold), 2 front and hood lining pieces and 2 sleeve lining pieces (on fold).
      So that makes 9 pieces total :)
      As for the back piece, what do you mean by “front”? The line I marked with the number 5 in my drawing would be the side seam, where you attach the front pieces. Is that what you meant?

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      Jun 24, 2011, 09.22 AMby SewinPretty

      Thank you very much. As soon as I posted the question, i had an epiphany, and i realized my mistake. Thank you very much for this great project, and for your generous help :)

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      Jun 24, 2011, 10.34 AMby alasse

      you’re welcome :)
      I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished robes!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 04.45 AMby Kimberley Louwrens

    Thank you so much for this pattern!!! :) I’m making 11 robes for a group of friends for the premier of the last movie :P

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      Jun 13, 2011, 11.00 PMby alasse

      Wow, 11… that’s quite the big plan! I hope you guys have fun!

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    May 10, 2011, 02.01 AMby Noelle McDonough

    I feel like I should be able to figure this out, but I am having trouble. When I cut out the two front pieces, I kept the hood part attached. Is that correct? Then when i am cutting out the back piece in black on the fold, do i still cut out the hood part? I don’t think the hood is “swirled” so I think I shouldn’t include the hood, but i wanted to make sure if i can. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I am trying to make three for my girls by July 15th!

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      May 10, 2011, 11.04 AMby alasse

      Actually you got everything right :)
      The hood part is only included in the front piece. For the back, the blue line is the neck line.

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    Apr 7, 2011, 07.50 AMby SewinPretty

    This is a great pattern, but its a wee bit confusing:) well especialy at 1 oclock in the morning:) i reaally like everything except for that half shoulder thing. other than that, its awesome:)

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      Apr 12, 2011, 11.44 AMby alasse

      Thank you :)
      What exactly did you find confusing? Any suggestions for improving it?
      (it all made sense to me, when I made it, which was probably also at some point very late at night, so I shouldn’t be held responsible :P)

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      Apr 16, 2011, 09.08 PMby SewinPretty

      You are very welcome! The half shoulder thing was confusing, but it was my own fault! :} I was looking at the PDF, and on my laptop, the PDFs sometimes get distorted. I missed the part where you explained that the half shoulder was half the measurement from shoulder to shoulder. But as soon as i looked a the normal instructions, I got it :) (And im happy Im not the only one sewing at the early hours of the morning :D )

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    Mar 19, 2011, 07.52 PMby mveatch

    These are so cute! I’m totally going to try to make some. My only question (so far). Obviously the hood and the sleeves are lined, but then how much of the main part is lined? Just a small strip near the opening? That’s what I’ve concluded from looking at the pattern, but then I’m not sure how to attach that strip of lining to the robe. Sorry if this is a dumb question! I just figured I’d ask before I try it on my own and do it totally wrong.

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      Apr 29, 2011, 05.15 PMby alasse

      I’m sorry I’m just answering you now, I have overlooked your question :(

      Yes, only a small strip at the front is lined with the coloured fabric, that’s the way it is in the movies.
      One of the robes I made was actually completely lined, but still there was only this small stripe of coloured fabric and the rest of the lining was black lining fabric.

      For the ones, which weren’t completely lined I used this kind of tape you can iron on and which will hold the two layers together. Alternatively you could probably also use some kind of fabric glue, or a blind hem stitch, or you could do it by hand with really tiny stitches. Today I would probably use a blind hem, but back then I didn’t know my sewing machine could do that ;)

      Again, I’m very sorry your question was overlooked and I’m looking forward to maybe see a finished creation!

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    Nov 27, 2010, 10.29 PMby April Watson

    Hi there, was wondering how would I go about getting a copy of this pattern? I am starting nice and early to get a costume put together for the final movie, as I have not dressed up for any of the other ones.

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      Nov 29, 2010, 12.00 AMby alasse

      I added instructions for drafting the pattern, it’s not very difficult. Just click on the Instructions Tab to get to them.
      If you need help in the process, feel free to ask as many questions as you like, I’ll be glad to help.

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    Nov 27, 2010, 10.13 AMby saraparsons

    Hi, would you be able to send me the pattern and instructions. my mum’s going to try and make these for my neice at christmas. Thankyou! sara_parsons@hotmail.com

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      Nov 28, 2010, 11.57 PMby alasse

      Hi! I’m really sorry but I don’t have a pattern file that I could send you. I did however add instructions as to how to draft the pattern yourself in the right size. You can get them by clicking on the Instructions Tab.
      If there is any trouble with these instructions, just send me all the questions you have :)

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    Nov 12, 2010, 08.18 PMby chrissyc94

    Hi, I made these once and they came out much too small, specifically the part across the back. I am trying to make them again. I am a bit confused about the measurement marked “half shoulder”. Is that supposed to be half of one of my shoulders or half of the measurement from shoulder to shoulder? I think this might be where I went wrong. Thanks for the pattern!

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      Nov 12, 2010, 08.43 PMby alasse

      That was supposed to mean half of the measurement from shoulder to shoulder. It is a bit unclear, thanks for mentioning it, I’ll put a note in the instructions.

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      Nov 14, 2010, 09.09 PMby chrissyc94

      OK thanks I’m trying again, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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      Nov 15, 2010, 01.03 PMby alasse

      Feel free to ask again if you get stuck :)

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    Oct 4, 2010, 10.28 PMby Jaclyn Abercrombie

    Thank you so much for the pattern and instructions! Very easy to follow and do =) I’ve already made one and have several others to make in order to attend the premier in November! As well as killer Halloween costumes =P Thank you again!

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      Nov 15, 2010, 01.03 PMby alasse

      You’re very welcome :) I would love to see the finished ones!

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    Sep 26, 2010, 01.55 AMby jenny420

    I am trying to make this robe, but I am having a hard time understanding how to construct the pattern — when I cut out the front pieces, should it include the hood portion? Is the hood considered part of “the main part” or is a separate piece? On the diagram you have a section marked 10cm/4", is this part of the front or back, and is it included in the 50cm/15" measurement? And the two lines you marked in blue, that have to be the same length, is one of those lines part of the back or just the front pieces? If I don’t hear back I will just give it a go and see what happens!

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      Sep 28, 2010, 09.43 PMby alasse

      okay, so lets do this step by step :)

      - The hood portion must be cut out both with the front pieces and the coloured lining, so it is a part of the main part and doesn’t have to be attached or anything.

      - the section marked 10cm/4" is part of both the front and the back piece and yes, it’s included in the 50cm/15" measurement. Though I do advise (as I mentioned in the instructions) to check if this measurement is right for you. Just lay a measuring tape on the floor in front of you and stand over it to imagine how wide the hem of the robe would be.

      - Considering the lines marked in blue: One is of course only part of the hood, the other one is the neckline of the back piece so to say; they have nothing to do with the front pieces.

      I hope everything is clear now, if not, just ask again :)
      I’d love to see your final creation!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 05.22 PMby cti

    I would also love the pattern; my daughter is already planning what to wear for the Sadies dance this year (girls ask!!) and wants to do the Hogwarts theme

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      Dec 1, 2009, 06.23 PMby alasse

      I added instrustions, I hope this will be enough to construct the pattern, because unfortunately I cannot make patterns in all possible sizes.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 06.01 PMby meggomae

    I love you! Thanks so much for putting this up and with such good instructions! I’ve been looking a long time for a cloak pattern that would kinda-sorta work for the Hogwarts school robes with no luck!

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      Oct 23, 2009, 03.46 PMby alasse

      Your very welcome :-)
      I’m glad the instructions are okay!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 07.34 PMby woozer

    How do I get this pattern? My daughter wears a 14/16 kids, She wants to be Hermoine for Halloween and I think I can make this :-) I can easily knit the scarf :-)

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    Sep 26, 2009, 03.38 AMby marialeeman

    Please send me this pattern! It’s great! My son really wants one for Halloween.

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    Sep 10, 2009, 08.40 PMby thiske1998

    Great! i would love to have the pattern and instructions. we need it for the dance school halloween event8

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    Aug 30, 2009, 01.26 AMby Candice Gerard

    What an amazing job! If you truly wouldnt mind sharing, I would love the pattern and directions.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 12.58 AMby greeneyes06

    These are great! I would love to have the pattern!

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    Aug 18, 2009, 04.39 AMby messyjess

    I love these! You did a great job. A pattern and instructions would be great. =]

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