Instagram tells me that the idea for this dreamy robe came to fruition in February 2016, so how on earth did it take me so long to sew up?!? Better late than never, I guess!

The pattern is Seamwork's Almada, which feels Japanese-inspired to me so I paired with a Kokka double gauze from Miss Matatabi and I love the combination!

It's a satisfyingly simple make, so there's not an awful lot to say about the construction. I really like the way the ties are made, with the seam running down the middle of the underside and with a very neat finish once they are attached to the front of the robe. I decided to go all out and use French seams throughout for a super polished look, which I'm really pleased with.

The neckline is finished with bias binding, which I decided to carry on to the hem as well, because double gauze can be surprisingly bulky. As well as being bulky, double gauze is also a shifty character, so my walking foot played a crucial role!  

I'm delighted with the result, but there are a couple of things I'd do slightly differently next time. First, I would raise the positioning of the ties to better suit my short torso/higher waist. I would also raise the placement of the snap to better cover my modesty - in the pictures I've just crossed the robe over as high as I could and limited my movement...hahaha!

Finally, I'd suggest stay-stitching the neckline before applying bias binding, because I definitely stretched mine out a bit.  

Has Almada stolen your heart? I'd love to see your version, so please do share a link below...