Kimono dressing gown project for Sewing world magazine

This was the follow on project from the vintage inspired pyjamas that I wrote for Sewing World magazine. An easy fit kimono style dressing gown. I trimmed some of the edges with self fabric piping and the fabric used for the pjyamas for the facing, belt and pocket edges.

I think both the dressing gown or the pyjamas would make a wonderful gift for someone who appreciates handmade items. Or both together for a special present. Of course you could also make them for yourself and lounge in lovely luxury!

This project was published in the October 2015 issue of Sewing World magazine which can be ordered along with any other back issues from their website.

I would love to hear from you if you made this project and if you feel like sharing pictures on my Facebook page please do. I can also be on hand to help if you wanted to make this in one of my classes.

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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