It is a challenge making a silk kimono robe at home, but interesting it could be. Here are some useful information that will help you make kimono-style robe that belts at the waist. Before that, you need some silk fabrics. 2.5 – 3 yards is enough for making a robe.
1. Measure your body
Stretch your arms to the sides of your shoulder, measure the distance from your wrist to another, and mark it as A. Next, measure the distance from the nape of your neck to heel and mark it as B.
2. Cut material
- Fold silk fabric in half, then measure 1/2 Measurement A plus 1/2″ from the fold, and make a mark. Next, measure the full length of Measurement B on the material from the mark. And, measure and mark Measurement B along the fold. After that, draw cutting lines, and cut then.
- Place two front pieces faces together and keep folded back piece together. Then, measure in 4 1/2″ from fold and 2 1/2″ from top. Cut a shallow curve to shape the neck, and cut out shaded pieces at the side to form sleeves according to diagram.
3. Sew your robe
- Unfold back piece with right sides facing. Sew the shoulder and sleeve seams, and sew side and sleeve seams.
- Cut two strips of interfacing 1 inch wide. Sew one strip of interfacing to wrong side of each robe front with zigzag stitch.
- Fold robe front in at interfacing, and stitch 1/4″ from it.
4. Trim interfacing and robe at neckline
Trim interfacing and robe at neckline, and bind neckline with bias tape to keep shoulder seams flat.
You not only can use a sash made of the same material to bet the robe but also can add faster to its front.
If you find it too difficult to DIY, you can buy silk robes from our online store: