Children of all ages follow the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter. Children and adults alike dress up as Harry Potter for Halloween, costume parties or plays. An important part of his costume is his robe, which can be costly to purchase so many people choose to make a hooded Harry Potter robe themselves. Make a simple robe for a child's costume or an elaborate robe with all the bells and whistles that Harry himself features, such as hidden pockets.
Take measurements from your shoulder to just above the ankle for robe length, from shoulder to wrist for arm length, and from the bottom of the neck to back of the waist for the hood length.
Cut pattern pieces out of black cotton or polyester blend material. You will need pieces for the back, front, shoulder and hood. You can use a commercial pattern or create your own with the measurements you just took. An option is to make the back with folded fabric to create one back piece, without a seam.
Fold half-inch seam allowances on all fabric pieces and press.
Sew front pieces to the back piece using a zigzag stitch.
Fold sleeves in half, sew along the long open edge, then attach them to the robe using a zigzag stitch.
Sew the two pieces of the hood together and use zigzag stitch to attach it to the collar of the robe. Trim the opening as needed for the size and shape of your face.
Hem the robe and sleeves to your desired length.
A lining is optional. If you choose to have one, save cutting time by laying the lining under the fabric before you cut out pattern pieces for back, front and hood. Create hidden pockets inside the lining.
Tips and warnings
- A lining is optional. If you choose to have one, save cutting time by laying the lining under the fabric before you cut out pattern pieces for back, front and hood.
- Create hidden pockets inside the lining.