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Topic: 1940's yellow bathrobe and matching pjs  (Read 1852 times)
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« on: August 17, 2009 06:45:32 AM »

I bought this knit terrycloth for ridiculously cheap at the PA fabric outlet in South Street Philadelphia.  I wanted a cozy winter bathrobe that was similar to the ones they have at the Hotel Hershey, yellow and floor lenght.  I used a tissue weight yellow knit along with the terry, and a 1940's repro pattern.  
The lining

The pattern on the yoke is just some insertion lace sewn in a diamond pattern.  

I made the bathrobe a wrap style.

The crazy gathered sleeves are my favorite part.  

For the pj pants I held the yellow knit together with a thicker white knit, so they would be warmed (and not see through).  I used a trick I learned on an episode of Martha Pullen, and used a thin line of fusible stabilizer before hemming everything, which kept it from bunching up.

I didn't think that a bathrobe pattern would take longer than most dresses I make.  But, I think the end result was worth it!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 09:48:02 AM »

It looks really cosy and yet quite fashionable. The sleeves are absolutely fantastic. I wouldn't mind going to get my paper in that! What pattern did you use?

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009 06:22:28 PM »

Thank you!!  It's pretty fabulous, I agree.   Grin

Pattern is Butterick b5152, Retro '48, I don't know if it's still in print! 
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