This is the second tencel Suki Robe jacket that I have to share with you this week (you can see the first one here). Both of these cover-ups have come in so handy when I need to dress up a casual summer outfit. Just throw on a Suki jacket and you are good to go!
This Suki has a few modifications including:
This version also has the band extending only partially down the front of the robe. This is easy to achieve and you can make this band as long or as short as you like! Simply follow the alternative band method and cut it wherever you think it looks nice. Then turn under the remaining front of the robe and sew it down flat.
This Suki has a couple other mods including a raw hem and a side slit. The raw hem is achieved by cutting the bottom of the front and back pieces straight (perpendicular to the grainline) and sewing a line of stitching about 1/2″ up from the edge. Then you can fray the edge by pulling out the threads until you like the look!
The side slit and raw hem go hand in hand. Because you cut the bottom of the robe straight, your front and back will not meet up nicely at the side anymore. Adding a simple side slit is a good way to camouflage this. It is also an opportunity to do a high-low hem as well. Press your side seam open and sew down the seam allowance along the side slit.
I love pairing this short Suki hack with skirts, jeans, and dresses! Depending on the styling it can look casual or fancy, and it adds a unique touch to any outfit.