i think it’s really funny that there’s a sewing blogger bandwagon. a certain thing (color, theme, pattern) seems to just sweep through every so often. i’m not judging, i’m totally guilty too! owls, mug rugs, bucket hats…you get the picture).
the current “everybody’s doing it” pattern is dana’s beach robe. perfect timing for summer! my sister had asked me to make her 2.5 year old daughter a bathrobe a few months ago, but i hadn’t gotten around to it because i didn’t know what pattern to use. dana’s popped up, and i bought it! then…i had trouble figuring out which fabric to use, had other projects, yada. kind of glad i didn’t get around to it, though, because i had time to be inspired by my fellow bloggers. first dana did a roundup and i loved this one by kristina of sir bubbadoo, then anna of noodlehead made a couple not-too-sweet girly ones, then gail of probably actually made a lovely one, plus many more. i really loved how kristina and gail put the hood contrast fabric on one side of the tie, so i did that.
a few notes on how i made this harder on myself than it had to be:
- i used a regular weight towel. my sewing machine and serger were a little mad at me for that, but it is SUPER cozy.
- i picked a STRIPED towel, which meant i had to match those up.
- i chose to use a scrap from my picnic blanket to make my bias tape, but it was kind of a long and narrow strip and i needed to piece many short parts together (nevermind the fact that i made my own bias tape).