This is cut to the length for View C, which, while normally not quite long enough for a robe for me (I like them to the ankle), will do for this one. I was planning to add a tier, but the swishiness equals weightiness, so I’ll be leaving it. I used 3/8″ seams on the back pieces, and 1/2″ on the sides, as well as leaving out the front waist darts, but it’s otherwise a straight 14.
Front, with those lovely pockets!
Swishy skirts mean plenty of room for the junk 😉
The shoulders will need to come in a bit for the coat, and a bit of extra ease added at the bust and waist for it to go easily over layers, but I think fitting this is coming along.
Vogue 9040 has such a cool way to do the pockets! They end up in a horizontal seam at the waist. The tricky part is being very precise with where you end your stitching lines.
Left hip pocket
Left fronts sewn together, with the pocket formed
My “secret” birdies inside the pockets!
I hope you all had a great new year! In the 2016, I’ve decided I shouldn’t wait until projects are finished to blog about them. 🙂
Although I’ve had the materials for a good while, I haven’t had a lot of sewing time lately, and plus it hasn’t been that cold until very recently.
With the new cold snap, and more potential for actual winter weather coming, plus feeling very inspired by Debbie’s (of Lily Sage and Co) stunning winter coat, I’ve started a winter coat. I’ve been cutting pattern pieces this afternoon, and will be making a lengthened version of the coat out of fleece initially. It’s not quite the same hand as the lovely wool blend I’ll make the actual coat out of, but I think it’ll give me enough sense of the fitting changes I’ll need, plus, since it’ll be extra long – I’ll get a bathrobe out of it!
the bathrobe fleece
Obviously, I won’t go through the trouble of facings, linings, and trim, on the robe, so hopefully it’ll be a fairly quick make, but it will give me a good start. I’ll be using Vogue 9040
, View C, for the coat (lengthened to the ankle for the fleece muslin). There’ll be some special touches to come for the coat as well, but I’ll share those later.