ROBE JACKET

ISSUE 45

Say hello to our robe jacket – your newest #memade wardrobe staple!

Created for us by Alison Pollard and Charlotte Mackay of Brisbane-based sewing pattern and sustainable fashion brand Common Stitch, this versatile robe jacket features wide sleeves, a relaxed silhouette and a fabric belt. It’s the perfect transeasonal, multipurpose pattern – try pairing it with jeans and a tee, layering it over your cossie while at the beach, or adding length to create a long duster jacket in a heavier fabric for those cooler days.

We used the Minford ‘Fresh’ Hanky Linen from Tessuti for our version. Find us on Instagram @peppermintmagazine and @common_stitch and tag your photo #peppermintpatterns and #peppermintrobejacket to share your creation!

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Team Peppermint xx

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Just a little note: We would like to acknowledge that robes are deeply embedded in many cultures’ histories, from England to Asia and beyond. Some members of the Korean community reached out to say that elements of our robe jacket pattern, in the way we had tied it for one of the images, resembled a traditional Korean dress called the hanbok – a garment we hadn’t come across before designing this pattern. As a publication that advocates for diversity, inclusion and the celebration of skills and crafts from different cultures around the world, we’d like to acknowledge that while our robe was not inspired by any specific robe garment, we can see that it may have resembled this important cultural item and we sincerely apologise if this caused any offence. As a result we have removed these images. We hope you all enjoy our beautiful robe jacket – thank you so much for your feedback, we always appreciate the opportunity for meaningful and respectful discussion.

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