Friends, I have been wanting to make a bathrobe for YEARS. I knew I wanted a colorful, floor-length, extra long-sleeved robe, complete with pockets, belt, and epic collar. Thankfully, the lovely Michelle gave me the perfect pattern during a swap: McCall's 4719 (which is part of Marlo's Corner?! AWESOME. I didn't know that until just this minute).
I bought this green and white medallion terry knit two years ago, and have been staring at it every since. I waffled back and forth on whether it would turn out to be a robe or if I should continue my search for other colorful robe fabric.
With the polar vortex hitting peak intensity this week, I finished the robe and knew immediately that I had picked the correct fabric. I love the finished result, and the warmth it gives when working from home or getting out of the shower is exceptional.
I made the sleeves extra long, just the way I like them. My last bathrobe ended up having 3/4 sleeves because I didn't stop growing. That one has probably been gone ten years now, so this bathrobe fills a tremendous gap in my closet/loungewear needs!
The collar is disco-riffic. You could poke your eye out on those points.
I love the pockets. They are nice and deep, meaning I can haul around my cell phone and chap stick without any issue. Brilliant.
Friends, have you ever sewn a bathrobe? What pattern and fabric did you use?
Stay warm and snuggly, friends!!