I was actually supposed to meet Lauren again for cupcakes that day and I was rushing to get the bathrobe done when at 11.40am I really had to get ready, but then Lauren unexpectedly postponed which was a blessing in disguise as I needed just that extra half hour to finish the robe.
So, curious yet? Well, let me start off by showing you my old bathrobe. I wanted to copy this exactly since I really like it but the print is starting to really bug me. Hence the new one. Now this was just a simple Primark bathrobe so nothing special but it did last me for 10 years so all in all not too bad:
The back. Somehow the original looks a lot shorter in the photos then the new one. LOL. Anyway, these will be the last photos EVER of this bathrobe, since I took it apart and made the new bathrobe from this pattern :)
Just to refresh your memory, do you remember this fabric that Sunny sent me?
Yes, this is the one I was drooling over just last week... (incidentally while wearing me old bathrobe LOL)
So are you ready for the results?? Here they come! All pics made by the ever-so-patient bf :)
The front. See, it looks a lot longer but the pattern is the same. Maybe I've just put the belt loops a bit higher, I dont know...
The back, I even managed to make the hood! (and check out the cupcake socks I'm wearing, plus I am currently drinking out of my cupcake mug).
One of the two pockets I made. This one had a full cupcake on it while the other was just a random bit of the fabric so with multiple cupcakes. That tiny little corner peeking out is really only obvious in the picture...
And I also recreated the 'rolled sleeve' effect from the original robe. I love bias tape, I didnt hem anything here!! Oh yes, I dont have a pic of it, but I even made a loopy thing to hang it up!
The whole thing took me about 4 hours to sew together :) Yes, I might not be the quickest seamstress but it's weekend so who cares? ;)
Taadaa, one last quick pic of me looking completely stupid as a cupcake Jedi before uncupcaking myself and actually doing something usually on this fine Sunday afternoon.
What do you think? Are you liking this as much as I do? Because I surely love it :) Thanx again Sunny for all your help! By the way, I still have more than a yard remaining, hihi... am foreseeing more cupcake projects ;)
UPDATE: I have been selected for Best of March at Saturday Mornings! Click the link below to vote for me if you love my robe as much as I do :)