Let me tell you, it feels really good to have my sewing machine back. Like, really good. Today’s task at hand was to finish up a robe I had cut out a couple weeks ago that is going to be a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law (Dawn, if you read this, I’m sorry for ruining the surprise!) . . . I picked up this fantastic fabric from a sale at Hancocks around a month ago with the full intent of using it to make this robe. It turned out and complemented the shape of the robe so much better than I could envision!
This was a very fun project to sew and thanks to Amy Butler and the ease of her instructions in In Stitches, it was a satisfying, quick sew! This may be the first time I didn’t have to rip our any sems! I did modify one thing on the pattern – I made the belt wider and left out the belt loops because I wanted it to have a truer kimono shape which I think wrapping the wider belt around the waist twice, achieved successfully. I may be making another one of these for myself – it’s a nice, light, Texas weather style robe. Most robes are just too warm for this climate.