Here I am lounging on my porch in my new summer bathrobe. Yay! This version features the plain shawl collar. I shortened the length by 3″ which allowed me to cut the robe out of 4 yards. It was a pretty tight fit with hardly any scrap left over. I did manage to match the stripes on the patch pockets.
I think this shot shows the fabric’s texture well. The color also coordinates very nicely with my porch furniture.
Of course the look isn’t complete without the pipe! Needless to say I’m totally in love with my new summer robes. This pattern was a joy to work with, right down to the font that was used on the pattern tissue. There was even a separate pattern piece for the front interfacing, how quaint. The robe also features a two piece sleeve, which is unheard of on any bathrobe that could be purchased today. In fact, with just a little tweaking this could easily be a winter coat. Hmmm. Maybe there’s another project brewing.