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« on: August 09, 2007 10:02:00 AM »





I made this robe yesterday.  I mostly followed the pattern in amy butler's in stitches except that I:
  • shortened the sleeves
  • made the belt skinnier
  • sewed the facing to the inside instead of to the outside (like the look better)
  • added a little loop so that it could be hung in my bathroom
I think the pattern called for 3.5 yds of fabric; I got away with two yds with this tiny pile of scraps left over.



the construction of it is very similar to radish_spirit's kimono hoodie tutorial for those of you who don't have the book.

I'm not a huge fan of how it turned out.  it makes me look very wide.  if I were to do it again I'd make it less wide, I think that's why it looks so huge and it would be a very easy change.  the fabric also makes it look like something I remember my grandma wearing, but it was something from my stash I'd been meaning to use up.  however, it's a robe and won't really be seen by very many people and it's very useful/wearable.  all in all, a successful project.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 10:10:47 AM »

kate - did you put a little tie on the inside where it wraps?  Sometimes that helps with the "wide" issue. Smiley  You're skinny!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 10:17:59 AM »

oh, that's a good idea about the tie!  the belt really pulls it in (and holds it well), but it balloons out at the hips.  but maybe I'll try the tie and see if it helps.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007 10:19:18 AM »

Looks lovely on you!  Nice robe for summer--the fabric was worth it alone! Thanks for your modification ideas--I also like the facing on the outside and a skinnier belt--did you attach the belt?  I always do because I tend to lose belts!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007 10:21:39 AM »

love it looks great, nice choice of fabric!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 10:23:33 AM »

Looks lovely on you!  Nice robe for summer--the fabric was worth it alone! Thanks for your modification ideas--I also like the facing on the outside and a skinnier belt--did you attach the belt?  I always do because I tend to lose belts!

I put two belt loops on the sides.  I always lose belts, too!  and yes, great robe for summer.  the whole reason I was driven to make it was that my only robe was too fluffy and warm for summer.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007 11:31:39 AM »

I love it kate! Your sewing skills amaze me!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007 11:51:45 AM »

I love it kate! Your sewing skills amaze me!

it's really a very simple pattern!  it's just rectangles except for the facing, and even then it's still straight lines.  Smiley  I've seen your purses, I know you could handle it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007 11:56:19 AM »

Psh! Yeah right!! Im so scared of clothing! lol
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2007 03:46:58 PM »

I like the fabric you chose. It turned out great!
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