For Spring and Summer, Seamwork’s Almada Robe is perfect.
Working on a string of tricky projects always makes me want to turn my eye to something light, airy, and comfortable. Almada is a Seamwork Magazine pattern that was released as part of their Intimates issue in 2016. Its comfortable kimono-style makes it a quick make and a nice lounging piece.
I can’t wait to make this again- I envision it in a comfortable, light flannel for cuddling up on the couch when its cold out!
I made Almada with a smooth poly/rayon satin.
I picked this blend specifically for its washing ease and soft print, which for it being a “home” piece, was absolutely paramount. The bias binding trim was self-made from 100% silk, which gives the robe a great pop of color, though the original pattern doesn’t include this trim. Instead, the original pattern uses the bias band as an interior bias facing, but I decided to skip it since the trim is more fun! I also added piping on the sleeve hem, because why not? Luxe details make me happy.
Because of the fabric, I opted for french seams throughout to completely cut down on the unraveling issues. For the hem, I did a simple rolled hem with a rolled hem foot I didn’t realize I’ve had for years!
This Seamwork pattern didn’t stitch up in the suggested time, but I’m very well aware it was because I did some extra work.
Depending on the type of look you’re going for with this robe, it can stitch up in the approximated 2 hours. Had I decided to make this in a simple woven fabric and just pinked all the seams, this could have been done in the span of a good movie.
The most complicated thing about this pattern was just the process of trying to wrangle the fabric to stay put when I was cutting it out.
I’ve all ready started to wear this robe every day since I stitched it up; its part of my at home “uniform!”
I recommend this robe if you’re looking to start building up your boudoir wardrobe because its absolutely essential before bed or for early morning coffee. When you’re starting your day and catching up on Instagram (which by the way, are you following me on IG?), this makes for a quick cover up.
The loose, comfortable design has made it my go-to piece when I wake up in the morning and right before I go to sleep. I definitely recommend you make it ASAP and check out the video above if you want a quick walk through of the process!