Sunday, 19 May 2019

Tropical Buchanan Dressing Gown

For those regular readers of CJ Made, I suspect you may be thinking - 'What! You still have some of that tropical fabric left?'. Thankfully (for ALL of us) this is the very last of the tropical cotton tablecloth that I got in the H&M sales in the summer of 2017!

When you see the vast array of garments I have managed to make out of those dandy tablecloths it looks like something out of the Sound of Music!
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The first make was a Deer and Doe Melilot shirt:

Next, I used it for the lining for the Nina Lee Richmond Blazer:

And finally, a Gather Buchanan Dressing Gown and matching bag for my sister-in-law!

I have made a number of Buchanan's before. One for myself (the Paul Frank version) and two other gowns as gifts (cherry blossom & panda). It is such a great pattern to sew with lovely details which creates a professional finish on a kimono-style gown.

I added a band of contrasting blue cotton on the bottom as it was a little short which I think looks pretty cool. With the very last section of tropical fabric, I made a little tote bag to present the gown for gifting. Nothing new to report in terms of construction with this make. I was pretty speedy sewing it together, although, I did cut it out in July 2018, so not so fast in the longer term!

Do you have any items that are partly finished or have abandoned for reasons you have completely forgotten about now?


  1. Your makes from that fabric all look amazing!

    1. Thanks so much! I have really enjoyed making all of the garments from the tropical tablecloths! Money well spent!

  2. Oh my goodness how have I missed this!! Tablecloth perfection and wow - that is an impressive array of goodies! LOVE the Mellilot shirt and jumpsuit, I really want to try that pattern

  3. Wow that fabric got around didn't it! I love all of your makes and it is such a lovely print. x