I made the Seamwork Almada recently and want to do a rapid fire style review and explanation of my make.
The Almada by Seamwork Patterns.
Size Made and Modifications:
Size Medium with no modifications.
HB – 34″
*side note: Do keep an eye on the hip measurement when choosing a size. The hip area is very fitted. Especially when ties are tied. Limited range of motion with arms when tied.
White linen from Joanns Fabric. Shibori dyed it myself.
I chose to do all the seams enclosed for this make. Topstitched self-enclosed seams. I’m glad I did because you can see some seams through the sleeves opening. I did not follow the instructions for the hem. They ask you to do a 1/8″ narrow hem. I find with the weight of fabric I was using and the bias bound neckline a 1/8″ hem seems impossible to do. So I did a 1/2″ hem.
This was a quick easy make. You really don’t need to do a muslin. I might do some of the construction a little differently but thats my opinion. This was a nice unique style since it reminds me of the Happi robes worn by Japanese festival-goers. I would make this probably once more but in a silkier material.