Making a Robe

Flannel Winter Robe - detail

I decided to make my Mother a robe for Christmas. I started a week before Christmas, which is obviously too late, since I just finished it. The pattern itself was simple to follow. I used Melly Sews easy robe tutorial.  I did tweaked it a little by adding a lining and cuffs on the sleeves, since I used a lighter fabric.

My fabrics: a lavender flannel main fabric and a bright lime green voile cotton with polka dots (2m x 1,5m each).

I followed the tutorial instructions for the construction of the robe front, back and sleeves using the main fabric, and then simply made a second one with the lining fabric.

For the cuffs I lengthened the sleeves 12 cm longer than the sleeve/arm length so that I could fold it over and expose the polka dot lining fabric.

For the binding and the sash I used my main fabric and followed Melly’s instructions.

Here’s how it turned ! A little late for a Christmas gift, but still in time to keep warm on those cold winter mornings 🙂




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