Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jedi Robes

Since I mentioned, prior to Christmas, that I needed to make Jedi Robes, a couple people asked me to share my thoughts and process.  I used this Jedi Robe tutorial and they were a snap!  Remembering the ease of the SuperHero cape experience, I made my robes out of fleece - no hemming or edge-turning at all. I found the fleece for $2 a yard. Nice. (Extra nice since I won't worry for a second as these robes get trashed.) The first robe took maybe 30 min to put together, but I think I made the second in 15 minutes. Seriously, that easy.  

To figure out the yardage, measure your kid (or grown-up) from the shoulder to the ground and double that measurement.  Add 12" for the hood. I needed 2 3/4 yards for my 7-yr-old and 2 1/2 yards for the 5 yr-old.

The great thing about this pattern is by leaving off the hood, you could use the same method to make a Snuggie.  (Just put the robe on backward.) Think how popular you will  be with your kids.
It was a very Star Wars Christmas at our house. Not only new Light Sabers, robes and legos, but our super-awesome Aunt sent Star Wars pancake molds. Wow. Could life get anymore exciting? She got these from Williams-Sonoma.  I'm still pretty good at free-handing Alderaan, Deathstar, and Moon of Endor pancakes on my own.

SInce then I saw the Star Wars Craft Book on Vanessa's blog.  Cracks me up, but I don't know if I'm truly dedicated enough as a mother to make Washcloth Wampas. We'll have to see.
Also for Christmas, basketball jersey of our other favorite inter-galactic hero: Jimmer.
Next time, I promise we will return to the quilt-y posts. 
Thanks for your patience with this little sidetrack.
May the force be with you.

30 comments:

  1. Loved the "digression"! Those robes are so fun! I tried to make BYU jammies for the kids. Wasn't as successful as I'd hoped...they were all a size too small, so we passed them down the line and the oldest still doesn't have his pair yet!! Maybe next year?

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  2. Love the robes!When my girls were little they received mom-made Disney princess dresses for Christmas. So much fun!!!

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  3. Love the robes! Thanks so much for commenting on my post about the plus quilt I made for my son. You made my day! :)

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  4. Hee hee, I particularly love the pancakes!

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  5. My husband's been a die hard star wars fan since he saw the movie when he was 11! Our son's not a fan though.... I should totally make one of those robes for Jeff (my hubby) for halloween next year LOL!! Love the idea to make it out of fleece!!

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  6. Whoa! Who knew there was a "Jedi Robe Tutorial?" Very cool, thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Love the robes! My oldest son has been asking for one, so thank you very much for sharing the link!

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  8. I just showed your jedi robes to my 7 year old Star Wars obsessed son - they are now very high on my to sew list. In his words totally awesome!

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  9. They are cute but I still think a quilted little number like we talked about at sewing summit is the ticket!

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  10. I think you made two little Jedis very happy with their new robes.

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  11. I love getting side-tracked by Star Wars! Continue! :)

    Love the robes -- and we have those pancake molds but I can never get the pancakes to release from them! Need more practice, I must. ;)

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  12. Great Jedi robes but I seriously LOVE that binding!! Smiles~Beth

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  13. Love that stripe... I have a bunch of it in a few colors and it truly goes with EVERYTHING! Also, it's good to have outside sewing projects, it makes us fabric nerds seem more well rounded ;)

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  14. lol! I love all the posts! But I have to say that fabric looks yummy!

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  15. Your robes are just too cute Amy!! What fun having a Star Wars Christmas! It seems like yesterday we were doing the very same thing (minus the awesome Jedi robes). :o) Happy New Year. :o)

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  16. Love the Jedi robes. I have 2 boys also and it was a Star Wars Christmas too. It is fun to see them dress up and act out seens and make up their adventures.

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  17. Very cute! I don't need the force to tell me I'll probably be attempting this for my son in about 3 years. And well, I was Princess Leia for Halloween once (white robe and buns) :)

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  18. and also with you!! The robes turned out brilliantly!! I actually can't wait until my son is old enough for Star Wars, he's seen a bit but Yoda freaked him out!!!

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  19. Oh man, those are awesome! My kids would LOVE them. I will definitely be checking out that tutorial as I see a few of those Jedi robes in our future. Thanks very much for sharing them.

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  20. The robes are very cool! My nephew asked me to knit him one & its taking FOREVER. But he's worth it!

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  21. we did Star Wars for New Years....my kids had never seen it before. love the jedi robes!

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  22. I love it. My husband's aunt bought my daughter (23) the Star War's cookie cutter set last Christmas. She bought my son (26) a Darth Vadar pancake turner.
    I wish I'd thought of making Jedi robes when my kids were little, but there wasn't polar fleece in those days.

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  23. So cute! And my husband's cousin is really Princess Leah! And his aunt is Debbie Reynolds!

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  24. Love them! Looks like your boys do too.

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  25. Great robes! The homemade snuggies that I made for my kids for Christmas were a big hit and so quick to put together. I'll have to tell my son to put his on backwards and turn it into a Jedi robe!

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  26. "I'm still pretty good at free-handing Alderaan, Deathstar, and Moon of Endor pancakes on my own."

    LOL!!! I almost woke my kids up from their naps and had to stifle my laughing! I'm hoping my kids love Star Wars as much as I do and I have a few jedi robes in my future. :)

    -Amanda-

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  27. You are the coolest mom, ever! Wow! Such a fun collection of Christmas gifts.

    Also, I'm amazed that you free-hand pancakes of any kind. Go you!

    xo -E

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