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).
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well you already know how i feel about this robe – but just for the record, I LOVE IT! great colors, great stripe matching – all around fabulous, i’d say. i hear ya about ripping out stitches on terry cloth – no fun. and seeing how well a medium fits your three year old makes me extra confused about why my hood turned out short….
I really want to get on this bandwagon too. But who knows if it will happen before summer is over!
i hear ya there. we haven’t gotten much summer here this year, so the plan is for it to be mostly a bathrobe rather than a pool/beach robe!
Love the colours! I wouldn’t mind having one of those, adult size.. 🙂
i love the aqua and blue together. really have to get started on s.’s. i think i would be more motivated if the weather would cooperate already.
thanks! seriously. yesterday was wonderful and summery, then today RAIN again?? come on!
Beeeeautiful! You’ve done such a nice job…I’m inspired now!
Thank you! I’d love to see your version of it!