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). 


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

  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!

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

  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.

    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!

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

  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.

  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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