Dressing Robe Sewalong, a step-by-step guide to sewing the Helen's Closet Dressing Robe

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Dressing Robe Sewalong Schedule

Dressing Robe Sewalong, a step-by-step guide to sewing the Helen's Closet Dressing Robe

The Dressing Robe Sewalong Schedule:

We will be diving right into the sewing with this project. I will also be sharing a tutorial for altering the front band to avoid sewing the corner seam if you are interested in that. If you have questions about choosing a fabric or cutting out your Dressing Robe, you can email me directly at support@helensclosetpatterns.com!

Tuesday, June 5th: An alternative front band (no corner seam)

Thursday, June 7th: Staystitching and interfacing

Friday, June 8th: Making the ties

Saturday, June 9th: Pockets, shoulders and sleeves

Monday, June 11th:  Cuffs (hidden seam method)

Tuesday, June 12th: Cuffs (exposed seam method)

Thursday, June 14th: Front band (hidden seam method)

Friday, June 15th: Front band (exposed seam method)

Saturday, June 16th: Hem and finish!

I really look forward to making this pattern along with you and I can’t wait to see your Dressing Robes this month! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Suki Kimono Sewalong

Note: This pattern has been discontinued.

The use of the Japanese word ‘Suki’ for this pattern is cultural appropriation. We apologize for using the name and will continue to strive to do better. You can read more about this decision here.

About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

10 Comments on “Dressing Robe Sewalong Schedule”

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  2. I’m so excited! I’ve been wanting to make the Suki for so long, but since I’m a relatively new sewist, I’ve been scared to mess up my gorgeous fabric. This is exactly what I needed to get over that little fear hump and just sew it.

  3. I’m starting to go through my fabric for this lovely kimono and I’m wondering what you think of using double brushed poly? Is the recommended fabric only wovens? I’m guessing a dbp will be too heavy but I have a very pretty cut I’m wondering about using!

    1. I think that the robe would work well in a knit fabric, with the exception of the front corner seam. It is possible to sew this seam on a knit, but it would be much easier to extend the band down to the hem using the alternative method we cover in the sewalong 🙂

      1. Ok excellent! I look forward to trying it out then. I’ve already cut my toile using that alternate method in the sewalong so once I practice on that one, I’ll give my dbp a try. Thank you for the response!

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  5. I’ve just purchased the pattern (way to late for any sewalong….) but I’m not sure, if the seam allowance (1,3cm) is included or if I have to ad it to my pattern by myself….
    Thanks anyway for that great pattern!

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