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Corinne's Thread: Purl Soho Kid's Robe

In my family, we refer to age 5 as my “year of the sweat suit.” A friend of mine had a similar phase with long johns. And my neighbor rues the day she ever introduced her daughter to leggings, which was also the last day her daughter ever wore actual pants.

For the under-10 set coziness is key, but it’s rare that a kid’s idea of comfort overlaps with a parent’s sense of style. And so, I designed the Purl Soho Kid’s Robe to cover both bases. For the child, a cozy fleece or Sherpa lining, and for the adult, clean lines and a classic cut, everyone’s happy… and toasty… and cute!

The Purl Soho Kid’s Robe Pattern includes sizes from 1- 9 years in two styles: Version A, with a snap closure, and Version B, with a belt. For the lining we recommend a super soft knit fabric, such as Michael Miller’s Organic Sherpa or Cotton Fleece and for the outer fabric, a beautiful woven cotton. I made my robes with Sherpa and Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn, a combo that’s a treat both inside and out!

My own daughter has three criteria when getting dressed in the morning: comfort, comfort and anything with a dinosaur on it. Although I haven’t yet delivered a Jurassic print, this robe has become a serious hit. “I need my robe,” is the first thing I hear from her room in the morning, and I have it waiting for her as soon as she steps out of the tub at night. If 20 years from now this becomes known as her year of the Robe, you won’t hear me complain! - Corinne


To make a Robe for size 1(2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9), measuring 22 (23, 24, 25, 26) inches around the chest, you will need. . . .


Reader Comments (13)

Great project! I am loving that you all are putting more simply made kids garments out there - thanks! I'm finishing up the earflap hat now and I think that this robe will have to go to the top of my sewing list.
February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrienne
I love it. Please can we have an adult one for my teenager.
February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJP
Wouldn't it be a nice surprise say for Mother's day if there was a Mama size robe pattern!
Just a thought...
February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
This is so cute! I want to make one right now.
I agree with JP - if there were an adult size, I would snap that up in a second, too.
February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLara
I'm with the other ladies; an adult version would be great!
February 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
This looks like a fantastic project. Would you be able to give some guidance as to the difficulty of the sewing involved?

Many thanks in advance.
February 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteroxforduli
Hi Oxforduli -

This is a great question!

All of the sewing in this project is pretty straight forward and the pattern booklet is very thorough. There are a few challenging bits (for example, attaching the hood at the curve of the neck can get a bit tricky), but nothing that a little bit of patience can't solve!

I hope this helps!
February 13, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Thank you, Corinne, now I am seriously tempted :-)
February 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteroxforduli
Please please please will you make an adult pattern? I would instantly make the fabulous blue robe!!!!
February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn
Lovely! Adult pattern, please!
February 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSoupciloo
I'd love this in adult size -- i want one for me too!
March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet
Hi I've bought this pattern and can't wait to get started,
Do the measurements and hood pattern pieces include the 1/4 inch seam allowance? Or do I add this onto the measurement before I cut the fabric

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJas
Hello Jas -

This is a great question! The seam allowances are all included in the measurements and pattern pieces.

Happy sewing!
April 21, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee

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