Super Easy Jedi Robes for Kids
I’m sorry it’s been such a LONG time since I last posted! Things got crazy busy between our trips to Rome and Norway and then my daughter starting school, work, and family illnesses. But I did want to finish my Star Wars series because the party was a smash, and the kiddos had a lot of fun.
At the end of the last post, I was going to explain how to make Jedi Robes for the little ones. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I kept it simple.
First, take a piece of fabric and fold it in half (for some reason my daughter thought she should be white). I don’t really have specific measurements on the fabric, I just approximated out how tall the kiddos were from shoulders to knees and then doubled it because you need a front and back. You could make the robes longer, but I didn’t want them tripping while playing games.
Next, it’s easiest if you use one of your kiddos as a model and trace/cut around the lower parts of the arm and the body in the approximate shape of a robe. MAKE SURE the folded part is at the top by the head!! Also, trace first if you have a kid who’s a mover – we don’t want anyone to get cut. DO NOT cut a hole for the head yet! It should look like this. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
After you’ve cut out the robe, you need to cut a hole for the head. Obviously, if you didn’t trace first and just cut out the pattern with your child laying down, you need to make sure they get up for this part. I didn’t think to take a photo of the fabric cut out, so I just added a V-neck in photoshop to show where I cut on top of the image of my daughter. In my experience, it is better to cut the “V” a little small and make it larger if you need to later.
I quickly sewed the arms like this. I left the body open because I was making multiple robes and wanted to save on time.
Next, cut a strip of fabric out to be a belt and THAT’S IT! I told you it was simple! As you can see from this pic, my daughter didn’t want the “V” neck, so I just made a circle cut for her.
It is seriously simple and I hope you have an AWESOME Star Wars themed party!