There is a funny thing that happens at our house and it happens every. single. day. C & J run around the house like mad after school, usually playing soccer or basketball. It makes them sweaty and hot so they peel off any warm sweatshirts or long-sleeve tees. As a result of their near-naked status they start to shiver once they are sat down (and still!) for dinner. Combatting this phenomenon is why I’ve had robes on my to-make list for a while now. Kids’ Clothes Week was just the motivation I needed to finally make these cozy winter robes!
The pattern is from Purl Soho, I picked it as a freebie when I signed up for their newsletter. I am pretty happy with it but it is a little tight around the armholes for C, which is a bummer because comfort is key when it comes to a robe. It fits J perfectly, though.
The fabric on the outside came from my stash. As I haven’t succeeded in finishing my up-cycled projects for the boys, yet, I am really knocking stuff out of stash. The lining is a soft, fuzzy polyester fabric from Jo-Ann. It washes well and is so cozy and I somehow miscalculated how much I would need so I now have tons left over. Robes for everyone (at least theoretically)!
The robes came together fairly quickly except that I accidentally stitched the hood on one of them upside down originally and spend 45 minutes cursing and trying to figure out what went wrong and then another 30 seam ripping it out. Grrrr! Thanks goodness I had cut out the fabric for these robes last week or they never would have been completed this week.
So far the robes have been relatively well-received by these two scrumptious people. We will have to see if they really do save us from dinner shivers! KCW to the rescue!
Anna @authenticparenting says
Your boys are so lucky to have a momma like you!:)
Melissa Q. says
Aw thanks Anna! They are squeezably cute, that is true!