Happy Christmas, folks! I hope you’re enjoying some quality time with family and friends as well as an abundance of yummy treats! One of my favourite things about this time of year is the unspoken rule that you can don your cosy loungewear all day long. Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up and wearing something sparkly, but for those relaxed days at home a simple, festive robe is great for throwing on over pjs or for adding a festive touch to your daytime attire.
This quick and easy Simple Sew pattern boasts a mere six steps for the construction so it’s great for both beginners as well as experienced stitchers looking for a garment that can be whipped up in an afternoon.
It’s as cosy as a dressing gown but the simple shaping and kimono-style sleeves give it a smarter edge so it’s ideal should any unexpected visitors show up!
I used a cosy, Cotton + Steel brushed twill fabric from Minerva Crafts. It features sweet, festive motifs running in various directions so you don’t need to worry about the direction of your fabric when sewing.
I have worn this robe A LOT over the holidays which is testament to how much I love it. The pattern is really versatile and would look great made up as a floaty dress in lightweight fabric. I will definitely use the Simple Sew pattern again and it would be really easy to alter to achieve the style you want. I sewed a size 10 throughout and the fit was good, I would however make the neckline and the waist tie slightly narrower next time.
Overall, I am really happy with this make and I’m looking forward to using the pattern again in the summer.
Thanks for reading!