|Look at that pretty Christmas tree!|
The pattern for this is an old one that I acquired from my mom (I don’t currently have the pattern info). Nothing really special about it, it’s a pretty standard pattern. I wish I has sized down a bit as they are a bit too loose. I added the usual extra length for Wade’s robe. I also made his pockets bigger as he is very picky about pocket size. Additionally, I added hanging loops at the neck and changed the positioning of the belt loops.
|The hanging loop. With my Kiri’s clothes tag.|
|Check out the pattern matching on that pocket!|
I knew going in that I wanted plaid flannel. Wade and I picked a plaid from the Kaufman Mammoth collection. This flannel is a bit heavier weight than some, which is what I wanted. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to line them, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Initially, I thought I might get fleece for extra warmth. Once we tried them on, however, I realized that they were plenty warm. I decided that something silky to make them slip on easily would be perfect. I considered getting a silk charmeuse, but the color options for affordable silk charmeuse (fabricmart!) was limited, and I wanted to get it right away to have the robes finished in time for Christmas. I was also worried about the silk getting wrinkly and wanted to maintain the ability to toss the robes in the dryer. I opted to go with polyester and so picked two different colors of the slipper satin from fabric.com. To make the lining, I made a front lining pattern piece using the front and front facing pieces. The lining was then sewn and bagged to the outside.
|The pyjama top is actually one that I made. It is made from a kimono, and I never got around to blogging about it.|
I’m loving the finished robes. The satin is pretty nice for being polyester and makes the robes slip on really easy. I think having the lining makes the robes feel extra luxurious. My robe ended up a little long, so I may go back in and shorten it eventually. I had a bit of a time crunch to get everything done. Wade really likes his robe, and we love that we get to match!
|The robe in action. The ham is from our wedding pig!|
|Happy holidays everyone!|