Suki Robe for a man

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A Suki for Sam

Suki Robe for a man

The Suki Robe is one of those patterns that just keeps giving. Not only is it a beautiful project for yourself, but it makes an excellent gift! I have made several Sukis for loved ones and it is always received with such excitement. It’s nice to give somebody a garment they will wear and appreciate on a daily basis.

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One of the frequently asked questions we get about the Suki Robe is:

“Can I make Suki for my [partner, boyfriend, husband, father, son]?”

The answer is YES! Suki is drafted for women but it works really well on men and non-binary folks too.

Suki Robe for a man
Suki Robe for a man

I made this Suki for Sam using our new size range and his measurements put him in the size 28/30. I cut a straight size for him and as you can see, it fits really well! He loves the dramatic sleeves and the A-line flare. If your loved one would prefer a slimmer shape, you can reduce the A-line shape of the robe to make it less ‘swingy’ at the bottom.

Suki Robe for a man
Suki Robe for a man

I placed the waist ties a bit lower and sewed the inner tie as-is. I decided to add length to the sleeve after we cut it out and tried it on, so I simply sewed some more fabric on there and topstitched to make it a design feature.

Suki Robe for a man
Suki Robe for a man

We also changed the pockets for Sam’s Suki. If inseam pockets are not your cup of tea, you can try these patch pockets instead!

Suki Robe patch pockets

I think the contrasting fabric for the bands and ties makes this extra special. I am also really pleased with how my corners turned out on this Suki. It is a tricky spot to sew and when it comes together it is always an amazing sewing achievement!

I used washed linen from Blackbird Fabrics for the main body and lightweight linen from Maiwa for the bands.

Suki Robe for a man
Helen and Sam from Helen's Closet Patterns

Sam is going to be living in his Suki and I know he will get a ton use out of it for years to come! If you have any questions about making Suki for your loved one, let us know!

We are celebrating our completed size range, 0-30, with a STOREWIDE SALE! All patterns are on sale this week for 30% off! No coupon code required. Sales ends Friday, April 3rd!

Helens Closet Patterns Sale
About the author

Helen

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.

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