Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vintage Pattern - Style 2656 Silk Satin Robe


Ever had a length of lovely fabric sitting in your stash for years and years on end? I've had a 3mtr piece of this beautiful printed silk satin approx 8-10 years (maybe more)! I can't tell you how many times I've pulled it out to look, admire, contemplate a style for it only to put it back in my stash. I really love this print and colourway, but could never visualise the right garment to make it up in.


I picked up this vintage 1980's Style 2656 pattern at a local Vinnies store for $2 a few months ago, not for this silk in particular but I had thought a summer weight robe would be great to make up some day. Then it dawned on me...finally! I now have a luxurious silk satin robe to lounge around at home in and  feel seriously satisfied! 


The only alteration I made to this pattern was that I shortened the length by 9" (23cm) and widened the feature front and sleeve bands width to finish 2 1/2" (approx 6cm). 



9 comments:

  1. Lovely - and the depth of those bands is a great feature. This robe just looks so luxurious!

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  2. I am in need of a summer robe...and now wish I had some fabulous fabric like this is my stash to make one! I think it's going to be a basic cotton print for me. Fantastic vintage styling!

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  3. so beautiful, thanks for sharing, lovely....

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  4. Oh, this is gorgeous! I have been wanting a silk satin robe, but for some reason, I was looking out for a vintage one. It never occurred to me that I should make myself one (Oh derrrr). I can imagine that, some Sundays, you may never step out of this at all.

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    1. Hi Katherine,

      Was in it most of the day yesterday! You should definitely make yourself one, you couldn't find a silk gown like this for less than $400. I've seen plain cotton checked ones at David Jones for $300!

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  5. That is gorgeous . Now you need to make some lovely silky nighties to go under it , maybe green and pink!!

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  6. It's really lovely and worth all that waiting. Some fabric is a bit scary to cut... I have pieces I love and am too scared to cut cause I don't have a clear idea of what it's best for - thanks for your inspiration.

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  7. Is there anywhere I can get this pattern? Had an old Vogue pattern similar but lost it. Want to make another one.

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