A Bathrobe for the DH

My sweet husband has a new bathrobe:

Just in time for Christmas, though it’s not a Christmas present. The one I made him several years ago was completely worn out. I’m chagrined he had to wait so long for a new one.

Somehow I wound up with three bathrobe patterns. The one I ended up using was the Palmer/Pletsch one (lower right), with a few modifications:

And I didn’t pull my serger out of the closet after all. I decided to try finishing the seams with the overlock foot on my Janome, a foot I had actually never used before. The results were just fine:

It did take longer to finish the seams this way. And this frequent visitor to my sewing room caused additional delays in the construction process:




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6 Responses to A Bathrobe for the DH

  1. Diane says:

    Oh my gosh! Coco is laying on fabric with pins all over it. Doesn’t she ever stick herself??

    Love Chazzie’s new robe. Did your alterations include sewing the back of the belt into the back of the robe? This feature, if so, is real genius!

    • Dawn says:

      So far non pin pokes for Coco. Yes, I did sew the belt to the back of the robe, a trick I picked up from a robe I saw in a Shanghai hotel years ago.

  2. Vickie Rooks says:

    That new bathrobe is going to look great on your DH! Hoping you both have a beautiful Christmas!

  3. Colleen says:

    How dashing he will look in it! That’s a brilliant idea to sew the belt to it in the back. I’ll have to remember that one. Have a very Merry Christmas, my friend!

  4. Jeanne says:

    Looks great!
    I don’t know how people without cats to help, accomplish anything.
    Have a lovely Christmas.

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