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« on: November 02, 2011 05:06:43 PM »

Howdy!

First off, a robe from Kwik Sew Pattern 3587. 



I had the fabric a long time before the pattern.  I saw it and thought - dang, that would be great for a robe!  Then I found a pattern I could use, and here it is.  Because I had less fabric than the pattern said I needed, I had to piece a few things.  The ribbon around the bottom of the robe hides where I pieced the bottom.  I found fabric in my scraps that matched the front pieces so I fit them on; in the back it doesn't match up but by the time the pattern is cut up by the ribbon it really doesn't matter.  The neck binding is also pieced but again it's not really noticeable. 
Note to self - always get an extra half yard more of fabric if you're not sure what you're going to do with it.  You can always use the scraps for quilts.

Next is a skirt I made with the master pattern from the Sew What! Skirts book.  I've used this pattern numerous times.  It's just an A-line skirt but I prefer the gathers instead of making a flat skirt - I'm still really self-conscious about my tummy so the gathers give me a little extra room and help hide the abdominal apron as well.


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Close up shots of pocket and hem

I used one of the fancy stitches on my Janome QC4800 to dress up the pockets and hem since I thought the skirt by itself was just too plain.

Now all I have to do is find something to coordinate with a dark olive green corduroy skirt other than white.  White and I don't get along so well.  It seems to draw things that stain it - tomato sauce, chili sauce, chocolate, grape juice - you get the idea.

Next on the list is a winter robe.  I got some nice Polartec 300wt. fleece for it in a gorgeous dark burgundy color.  This will beat the cheap Walmart fleece I used for my first one.  That one is now getting threadbare and it has nice little pills all over it.  It was soft for the first few washes but since I wash my robes often due to cat hair and other things a fleece of less than great quality is just going to pill up after a while.  Hopefully my $16 a yard fabric does better for me.

Trisha

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011 06:06:59 PM »

Very cute! Wish my sewing machine had a fancy stitch like that, it really does add interest to the skirt.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011 01:23:17 PM »

Thanks!!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011 01:31:45 PM »

Well you might've added the ribbon for ulterior purposes (lol) but it's actually a really cute touch, looks fab!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011 11:32:54 AM »

Awesome! They look great!
I love the fabric! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012 10:36:51 PM »

if you use some flower designs with white ribbons on grey skirt its seems more beautyful
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012 06:33:18 PM »

if you use some flower designs with white ribbons on grey skirt its seems more beautyful

That's a good thought, but wouldn't it limit the things I could wear it with?  Also, actually, it's like a dusty olive green color - very difficult to match up except for white [which is a dirt or stain magnet for me] or olive, which is terribly hard to find pre-made.  I do have some fabric to coordinate with it in that big nasy pile in my fabric storage room somewhere....yeah, the one I was going to clean in November that is now 3 times bigger than it was....

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