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Dec 29, 2013

Plate Pocket-Palooza!

After hemming the psychedelic terrycloth robe, the only thing left to do was add pockets.

Originally I thought I'd make the rectangular ones from the pattern, but then it occurred to me that it might be more interesting to make round patch pockets for a groovier feel.  Tracing a bread plate, I cut four circles, stitched each pair right sides together (leaving a small opening), and then turned them right side out.  I used a little fusible web to seal the opening.

Next I topstitched them, then stitched them to the robe, leaving an opening at the side/top. (These are really just to hold a Kleenex or keys.)

And voilá, my robe is finished and ready for mother!  (Tune in tomorrow for her reaction.)

Everybody wants to get into the act... (Guess who)

Happy Sunday, everybody!


  1. I love it! Plates, bowls, cups, etc. are some of the most useful tools in my sewing projects; I'm glad I'm not alone in raiding the cupboards for circle templates!

  2. Nice! I've always wanted pink hair myself.

  3. Styled to perfection! Love the robe, the plate pockets, the sunglasses but I think I'm seriously in love with that pink wig.

    1. I had the same thoughts about that wig...

  4. I love it... it is so cute and cool in the same time...

    Tell your mom... if she doesn't want it... I'll take it...

    Warmest regards from Germany

    Andrea ;-)

  5. What cute pocket ideas - I love it!
    I am a bit of a sucker for a kitch 60's psychadelic pattern too ; )

  6. I always love how Michael is calmly sitting or lying on the couch in the background, completely nonplussed by your antics.

  7. ooh i love this! I hope your mum loves it!

  8. I'm not just sitting on the couch in ALL these photos....take another close look!

  9. This is great. Can't wait to see your mom's reaction.

  10. Love it! The round pockets are perfect!

  11. Love the housecoat and the perfectly round pockets-- and the fun models! Suddenly, it's 1967 all over again.


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