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« on: April 19, 2013 11:25:31 AM »

I made this bathrobe for a Mad Men sewing challenge. I think most participants will be submitting dresses, but I've always loved the clothes the ladies wear around their homes. Especially while chain smoking and drinking wine in the middle of the afternoon.

I used a vintage pattern from my Grandma and some vintage fabric from Hawaii that my step-sister-in-law gave me.

Here's an inspiration photo, from s05e13 "The Phantom":

I didnt make any adjustments to the pattern (except the placement of the belt casing and using 4 buttons instead of 5). The arms are a little high, but that seems to be the style and I didnt want to mess with it. I finished the seams with my serger, but I may come back with some bias tape. If I were to make this robe again (and had more fabric) I would make the skirt a little more flared in the back, to emphasize the cape.

Like so many of my projects nowadays, nearly all the materials came from my stash. The only purchase for this robe were 1/3 yd pink satin for the tie and button coverings, 6 yd pink lace, and blue ribbon binding the ruffle, for a total of $8.

I love that the shorter version of this robe is called street length, so that became the inspiration for this photo shoot.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013 10:41:51 PM »

Love it! Fabulous as always.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013 11:11:58 PM »

Love it very much, very vintage!! And I like the way you change your style and the whole concept of the photography, to match your clothes.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013 01:37:45 AM »

Awesome! I love the brilliant colors - and those pictures really are to die for Grin Perfect (especially with the chain smoking Wink)!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013 05:53:28 AM »

Oh this pretty much rocks my socks! You nailed it!

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013 03:04:12 AM »

This has to be my favourite thing that you've posted on here! I adore this so much! It's beautiful!

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