Sew a Woven Robe: Lahja Dressing Gown



The Lahja dressing gown is a casually straight-cut unisex garment. The Finnish word ‘lahja’ means ‘gift’ and, as the name suggests, these dressing gowns are a great gift either for your friend or yourself! There are two versions; a shorter knee-length gown with cropped sleeves, and a longer version that extends to midleg and has full-length sleeves. Both variations feature large patch pockets and a belt fastening.

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Lahja Unisex Dressing Gown from Named Clothing

Skill Level: Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Attaching patch pockets, inserting sleeves, hemming

Fabric: This project really is all about the fabric, which is why we chose options that will feel amazing against your skin and will feel like every day is a spa day!

  • Black and Gray Tartan - This lightweight cotton flannel is all about the softness. Brushed on both sides, the tartan feels absolutely amazing. Plus it is thin and supple so your robe will be the perfect weight for year round wear. And the plaid! Black and gray stripes form a lovely tartan plaid that is both subtle yet eye-catching! 
  • Blue Whales Rayon Poplin Exquisitely soft, with the cool hand and supple drape you've come to associate with rayon, this poplin is very similar to a challis, but with a tighter weave. The whimsical whale print adds an element of fun to the fabric, too. Brighten up your morning with this fabulous cetacean print!

**Luxe Option**

  • Milk White Luxury Waffle Linen - The ultimate in luxury! If you've ever wanted to steal the robe from a fancy hotel or spa, why not make one for yourself? This linen, from the beloved Merchant & Mills in the UK, has a gorgeously detailed waffle weave that gives the fabric a soft texture and excellent breathability. In a clean, milky white, it's instantly soothing. And because it's linen, it will soften with each wash and each wear until you have a robe that you never, ever want to take off!

Also in this box: Matching thread, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle.