Simple Dressing Gown July 07 2016

Of course, I wanted a matching dressing gown for my Carolyn night shirt. I decided on something that was easily made without a pattern as I wanted to get it finished as quickly as possible. This Kimono-style dressing gown is therefore made from rectangles and L-shapes sewn together.

It’s made from the same pink fabric as I used for the piping in my night shirt. The whole effect is very pleasing!

Here’s how it looks done up.

Here’s a quick cutting plan in case you want to make one of these for yourself (or a lucky loved one).


Belt finished length according to plan is 165cm (shorter than the one pictured on my pink dressing gown – that turned out way too long)

You only need one hanging loop. To sew the hanging loop and belt loops, fold in thirds lengthways and zig zag down the centre (through all layers) with a long wide zig zag stitch. Fold loops in half and catch both ends together in the side seam (measure your body for the right waist position).

Seam allowance is 1cm everywhere.

Finished width of band, cuffs and belt is 5cm.

The cuffs would be better cut on the fold if you have enough material (I didn’t).