A few weeks ago my mother came over for lunch and said she needed a bathrobe, so we looked online and ordered one from Macy's (their Charter Club label). Yesterday she told me it had arrived and was dreadful, so I told her to bring it down with her the next time she came over, and I'd return it for her.
Today I decided I might as well make her a robe, which has actually been on my long-neglected To-Sew-For-Mom list for a couple of years now.
I used the same vintage Butterick pattern (4025) I'd used to make her the housecoat below, only I added a center zipper instead of buttons and traded the Peter Pan collar for a simple band, her preferred style.
|My mother actually dons this when she visits so she won't get dog hair on her slacks.|
I used some vintage terrycloth I'd purchased the summer before last at a thrift store in Provincetown. Very mod!
I picked up a long separating zipper at Sil Thread since I didn't have one on hand.
I think it's fun, but it might be a little too Jo Ann Worley for my mother. Regardless, I hope she appreciates it -- I mean, how many sons could whip up something like this for their mother in an afternoon? (And of those, how many would?)
Tomorrow I'll add pockets and hem and I'll give it to her on Monday. If she likes the fit, I'd be willing to try again in a more luxurious fabric -- it's not difficult to make, especially since I eliminated the facings, which on a knit like this really aren't necessary. Plus, most of the seams are serged.
How nice to make something that doesn't require hair canvas. I'd wear this, wouldn't you?
Have a great day, everybody!