Sylvia Robe PDF Sewing Pattern



Update your handmade wardrobe with the Sylvia Robe, the perfect piece for layering in style! Stylish, flattering and comfortable, Sylvia adds a touch of effortless charm to any outfit.

With its 1920’s elegance, the long version exudes Gatsby glamour, while the shorter version makes a perfect pairing with skinny jeans and a simple t-shirt, taking an everyday look from blah to bewitching.

Ideal for summer holidays, the Sylvia Robe makes a beautiful beach cover-up, so you can stay out of the sun in style. In a fun, bright fabric we also think it would make wonderful festival attire. (Go wild with the pompom trim!) And as Lisa will attest, it’s very pregnancy-friendly!

One of our favourite patterns for having fun with fabrics, you can really make a statement with Sylvia. Think big modern florals in bright colours, bold monochrome geometrics or dainty subtle prints; whatever you choose, the Sylvia Robe sewing pattern is ready to soak up your personality.

See what other people have been making in the Sylvia Robe Gallery.

The Sylvia Robe is made of just four pieces, making it a great pattern for beginners getting to grips with lightweight drapey fabrics. With no tricky zips or buttonholes, it’s quick to construct. A satisfying evening project!

Sewing Level
The Sylvia Robe sewing pattern is perfect for advanced beginner sewers onwards. With fairly simple construction, the difficulty comes mostly in working with lightweight, drapey fabrics.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Sylvia Robe we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with lots of drape, such as rayon, viscose, georgette and lightweight crepes. For more beginner stitchers, it would also look lovely in a lightweight cotton such as lawn or voile. With minimal seams, the Sylvia Robe makes a statement with a big bold print, but looks equally lovely with a small repeat for an understated look.

Fabric Requirements
The Sylvia Robe sewing pattern is available in sizes XS-XL, which equates roughly to UK sizes 8-18. Due to the loose-fitting nature of the Sylvia Robe, if you are outside of these sizes, it is possible that the pattern will also fit you. See the size chart for details on measurements and fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Sylvia Robe pattern is either 32 A4/US letter pages long, or 2 A0 copyshop sheets.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!