Friday, July 15, 2011

Robes for My Kids

Recently Dana from MADE posted an extremely cute robe pattern. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make some for my kids. The pattern is definitely worth the $8 I spent. Its easy to follow and has very detailed instructions. Beginner sewers might have a difficult time with this pattern, but I would in no way call myself an advanced sewer, and I didn't find it too bad. (Definitely worth the time & effort.) My friend Shannon from Pink Blizzard made the robe before me and warned me that the bias tape is a bit frustrating to sew on the way the pattern suggests. We did it this way instead:
Open up the bias tape and sew it on one side with the sewing machine. Then, (I don't have a photo for this part) fold the bias tape around the edge and hand stitch it on. A good project to to in front of the TV.
The pattern doesn't have detailed instructions for adding a lining to the hood. There are a few ways you can do this. I sandwiched the robe inside the lining and the outside of the hood (right sides facing in) and sewed them together.
Then I sewed the edges of the lining and outside of the hood to hold them together before adding the bias tape.
So, here's some pictures of my kids wearing their new robes. They'll be great for after baths and at the beach. They're going to get a lot of use!


  1. Very cute! I love your fabric choices for the hood lining - especially the gray and yellow combination.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Melissa @

  2. Hi Maja! Just want to say thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog and also that THESE robes are DIVINE!! Great idea with the lining, it does add a special something. I can't wait to see more of your sewing projects. x Sophie