16 June 2010
I made this bathrobe TWO YEARS AGO. Almost exactly, I think. When we first moved into our apartment, I didn't have a job yet and so had about a month or so with lots of free time. A sweaty, anxious month to in our brand new apartment until I started my current position. I did a fair amount of sewing, and this was one of the projects I completed. I can't believe I haven't shared this sooner, because it gets the most use out of almost any of my sewing projects. I wear it every day in the warm weather. I think I initially didn't share it because I wasn't too sure about posting pictures of me in my bathrobe. A little too much, ya know?
The pattern is from Amy Butler's In Stitches, and although I sewed it awhile ago I do remember really liking the pattern and finishing it in just one unemployed day. The sleeves are long for me so I cuff them once. I think I also took a few inches off the hem as I do to most patterns made for regular-height adults, but the pattern produces a very short bathrobe anyway so I probably didn't need to. If you are looking for more coverage, take that into consideration and buy extra fabric. I absolutely love this print, and think it's most perfect for a kimono robe.