RH926 – 1880s-1940s Dressing Gown or Lounging Robe




Buy our pattern and look fabulous while lounging.

In the late Victorian period, the banyan evolved into the Dressing Gown as a Gentleman’s casual garment for wear around the house.  Virtually unchanged from the 1850s to the 1940s, Dressing Gowns featured shawl collars and double-breasted closures, usually with decorative frogging.

Our pattern is based on an original tailor’s draft from the period and fits chests 34″-54″ with instructions for making the pattern fit larger sizes. All sizes are included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions, historical notes and period tailoring techniques are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
wool, silk brocade

Yardage Requirements:
7 yds at least 45″ wide or 5 yds 60″ wide

buttons or frogs for front closure (or cording to make same)
buttonhole floss
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Additional information

Weight 250 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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