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May 18, 2014

Sonia (Mom) Models the Completed Pique Robe!



I FINALLY finished my mother's cotton pique robe!

The fabric was from a winter sale at Paron's; very thick and soft.





I'd rate the experience of sewing this robe somewhere between "deadly dull" and "stultifying."  That's why it took me a month to complete.  But I knew I'd be seeing my mother today -- her birthday -- and I wanted to be able to give it to her.

She liked it.  (And it fit her nicely.)

Naturally I'd tried it on too.







She arrived carrying a linen top she'd picked up at Marshall's that needed shortening.  I think her exact words were, "You have to alter this top I bought."  (Oh, do I?, I thought but didn't say.)

The top was pretty but way too long for a shrinking petite.  I took off 3".







These are the "after" shots -- the "before" was similar, just 3" longer.



Alterations are truly tedious.



I also took her out to lunch and then shopping at Whole Foods.  I think I fulfilled my filial duty.

And now it's nap time.

Have a great day, everybody!

27 comments:

  1. Oh! Your Mom and I share a birthday! I'd love for you to sew for me - you have been such an inspiration for me in my sewing re-entry.
    Ht

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  2. The robe turned out great! And I really like the top your mom bought- she has great taste!

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  3. Why am I not surprised your mom is as cute as a button? Happy b-day to her. And you've got a Phyllis Diller vibe going on with the robe. Well done!

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  4. I'm sure you've said, but, please remind me what pattern you used for the robe...

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    1. It's Butterick 4025 -- must be from the early 1980's. (I changed the pockets and the collar.)

      https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yshfOb9xGnCBPtX8xhRSHdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

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  5. Aww... You are a good son. And that robe looks as good on you as your mom.

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  6. SO happy to hear that she didnt toss this one back in your face like the last one!

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  7. The robe is lovely, and by the way, you should always be nice to your mom. At least that is what I tell my sons! Especially on her birthday!!

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  8. That is so sweet ~ she brought you her alterations. She trusts you. (btw - I liked the crazy flower robe better.)

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  9. This robe is perfect for your mother; no wonder she likes it You are a good son! Happy Birthday to your Mom

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  10. You're funny! Your mom loves you. I wish you were my son! Yes, and nice robe.

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  11. Your Mum obviously loves the (bland,non-Pucci) robe but I like your styling better. You are a good boy...

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  12. I think the fabric is German towel fabric "would you believe it?) Perfect for robes, very comfortable and great when you get out of the shower. Well done!

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  13. Your mom just gets cuter and cuter - I love how she embraces the modelling (could she be persuaded to do a Cathy style photo story shoot? That would be awesome!). The robe looks great - you both wear it very well.

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    1. "Girls Day Out": Sonia and Cathy together!

      They'll break the Internet!!!

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  14. Do you work? I'm interested because I work only part-time & struggle to find the time to sew much at all, whereas you sew heaps.

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  15. I really hope my boys are as good to me when we get older! I need to get them going on my sewing machine. Love your Blog, so refeshing and funny, makes me smile across the Atlantic.

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  16. I'm glad that your mom is happy but I also preferred the flower one.

    Just wanted to say that I love your blog. Another thing I love is Flatness folded, what an amazing book. Thank you for the recommendation.

    Tuija from Finland

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  17. Her face says it all!
    Lee

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  18. your mum obviously adores her new robe! although i'm not sure who wears it better! I hate doing alterations as well and I always end up doing them for my family !
    xxx

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  19. "Alterations are truly tedious." True, but look how cute she looks in her new shirt! And a hem is quicker than the whole thing. (Must go tell myself that about the skirt I need to hem....

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  20. You both look terrific in Mom's new robe, but how happy her face looks!

    Alterations are tedious in one sense, but I look at it this way-- you transform something unwearable into something attractive and it takes almost no time at all. It's pretty high yield activity for very little time investment.

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  21. Your mom sounds like a lot of fun! And she looks so happy!

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  22. The pique robe is nice and your mom looks very happy with it, but, I think she missed a bet when she turned down the flower-power robe. Well...all's well that ends well.

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