Readers, I've finished the Butterick robe muslin and not only does it fit my mother well, she's going to use it as a cover-up for when she visits and the dogs jump all over her.
Trust me that my mother never sprayed Pledge with such gusto when we were kids. I think she could definitely be the next Madge the manicurist, Josephine the plumber, or Rosie the waitress.
Anyway, to make the muslin for Butterick 4025, I chose a vintage Seventies sheet I had in my stash. I used to make shirts with these but I found I hated wearing old cotton/poly bedding.
I'm not in love with the Peter Pan collar, which came out looking a whole lot bigger than it does on the pattern envelope; I'll make it smaller next time.
I only added a few buttons to the muslin, but now that I know my Mom is going to use it, I'll add the rest. And since the robe fits, I'll buy some terrycloth or quilted cotton and make her a real bathrobe. It has raglan sleeves, always a nice design element.
Readers, I never thought I'd get so much entertainment from a $1 bathrobe pattern. Do you ever dress up your parents in silly outfits and take pictures of them? How about your dogs, cats, or newborns? It's fun, right?
But seriously, who looks better in the robe muslin? Me?
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!