Almada robe

Pattern: Almada from Seamwork
Fabric: Stoff & stil

I am easing in to non stretch fabrics with patterns to wear around the home, and where the fit can be a little off. This robe is also from seamwork, as my Astoria post. I loved the pictures of it when it came in the february issue. But I didn´t finnish it before last week. Time and life, got in the way.


I cut out a size small, that corresponds to my measurements. The robe is vide, so it would fit most people. My only problem is that I am only 158 cm, and I find it a tad short. But as I am only wearing it in inside my own house, who cares?


The pattern only have 4 pattern pieces, front – back – cuffs and ties. I removed the seam allowance from the back, and cut it on the fold. That way I did not  need to think of pattern matching. If you make one of the smaller sizes this works out fine.

This was my first time adding bias binding to a garment, and it was quit easy. The construction did not take so much time, but if you only do one seam from time to time, it takes time.. I will definitely say this is a great beginners pattern. All seamworkpatterns I have used is great for a beginner.



The fabric is a cotton sateen from Stoff & stil, which I bought for this pattern. It is soft, and feels great to lounge in. I also thinsk the print looks great with this kind of kimonostyle robe.

One of my favorite things is still that I added a hoop at the top so I can hang it easily in my bathroom.


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Meet my 3 cocos

To start this blog of with a bang, I decided to wright about some of the old things I made, to show you all.

The first and second dress I made were all the Coco by Tilly and the buttons. There are several patterns I made more then once. And this one I already made three times. The second one I made I use whenever it is not in the dryer.

The first one I made together with my best friend Sigrid. She was the one who taught me to sew and I will be forever grateful. Luckily for some Swedish kids she will be an arts and crafts teacher. I made this one:


A black jersey coco dress with a green rib pocket. It is easy, and feels like awsome pjs, but I still look like a grown-up at work. It is still in heavy rotation. I made no changes to the pattern, I made it straight up in a size 2.

The second one I made was my second ever dress. A coco with a yoke, and some in-seam pockets. This is by far my most worn handmade as I have only been making clothes for 1 year and 3 months. I added the yoke with help from this tutorial. The in-seam pockets are copied from the Moneta dress by colette patterns. I made this one also in a size 2. It looks like this:


The third one I made I did this spring, and it has almost only been hanging in my closet except for one or two times out. There are two reasons for that. The fabric and the size. I have gained some weight the last year and measured my self again for this dress. My measurements corresponded with a size 4 so i retraced and made a size 4. But as I still use my size 2 regularly I do not know why I did this. It is not so much bigger, but enough to not make me feel as comfortable as a size 2. I also made it in a ponte de roma, a much heavier fabric then the first two and it is dragging the dress down in a way I don’t like. I will give it some more outings, but I might have to make something completely different out of it. It looks like this. I added the pockets the same way as the second one.


I feel that even though this is a size bigger it does not look as flattering as the other two. All the pictures is taken during may 2016 so there shouldn’t be a problem with my measurements being different. I think it is mostly because of the fabric.

I do love this pattern tough, and as it was my first ever project and I thought it went quit good I would recomend this for a beginner. But maybe size down rather then up?