Minimalist Kimono Wrap

I have been in need of a summer bathrobe for quite some time. In the winter I use a big, fluffy white robe that goes down to my ankles, but that just doesn’t do in the heat. I opted for a short, kimono-style wrap to do the trick instead. It’s so comfortable that I have been wearing as lounge wear as well.

When I was deciding what style and pattern to use for my robe, I knew I wanted a quick project with few seams and very little fabric waste. I came up with a simple measure-and-cut pattern that wastes only a few fabric trimmings. It’s a very minimalist style and I think it would be just as wonderful made in terry cloth or flannel as it is in the cotton sweater knit I chose. If you’re interested in me making a tutorial for this design, please say so in the comments. If there is enough interest, I’ll be happy to share my process.

Design/Pattern: my own minimalist kimono wrap

Materials: 2 yards of cotton sweater knit, thread, bias binding

Techniques:

  • serged seams
  • bias bound edges

Alterations/Changes: I made the pattern to my own specifications, so I didn’t need any alterations. However, I would love a longer version in flannel for the fall.

This robe does just what it needs to and was easy to make too. I’ve been wrapping up in it in the evenings as I watch the Olympics, so in the spirit of the Olympic games, I’m giving this robe a gold medal.

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