This was a fun project on so many levels. First, I wanted to do something a bit special for this friend, as she has literally allowed me to function like a human again with my body. That's a gift that I appreciate every day.
Secondly, I was also eager to use this pattern. Thirdly, I love this fabric. Originally it was going to be a dress but I think this pattern showcases it's unique features. It's quite a stunning polyester jacquard with a print on top and variegated colouring vertically.
I cut the pattern carefully to 'line up' the variegation in the fabric so the light is on the sides. Also matched the two-piece sleeve so the colours would be darker when looking at the front, and light at the side/back.
I put in my own name into the robe as this isn't a casual fun kids project. Thought this was more appropriate. Oh and added the hanging hook loop too. Cause that's just how a robe gets hung up!
And here is the pattern used. I shortened both the overall length, making it knee-length, and the sleeve length to suite the new owner of the robe.