The Buchanan

A sewing pattern for ambitious beginners, The Buchanan is a louche and relaxed dressing gown in sizes small, medium & large. It features 3/4 length sleeves, contrast neck band, side slits, a sash tie to the waist and a hanging loop. It is easily lengthened or shortened and there are two pocket variations; patch pocket/s or in-seam pockets. The Buchanan sewing pattern is printed in the UK and includes a paper pattern and instruction booklet, packaged in a durable envelope.

  • Sizing
    Body measurements:
    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust (cm) 85.5cm 88cm 93cm 98.5cm 104cm 110cm
    Bust (in) 33.6” 34.6” 36.6” 38.75” 41” 43.3”
    Garment Measurements:
    SIZE S (8-10) M (12-14) L(16-18)
    Width at underarm point of gown (cm) 138cm 149cm 160cm
    Width at underarm point of gown (in) 54.3” 58.7” 63”
    Length (cm) 88cm 89cm 90cm
    Length (in) 34.6” 35” 35.4”
  • Fabric

    Light to medium weight fabric with drape, including light weight cottons, challis, chambray, charmeuse, crepe de Chine, lawn, viscose, rayon, polyester, silk, viscose.

    Not suitable for stretch or heavy fabrics.

    Fabric required (both versions)
    115cm wide fabric 150cm wide fabric
    Main fabric 3 metres 2.5 metres
    Contrast fabric 1.5 metres 1.25 metres
  • Supplies
    • Thread (corresponding colour to your fabric/s)
    • Sewing shears
    • Paper scissors
    • Pins
    • Tailor’s chalk or marking pen
    • Tape measure
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Point turner (not essential)