I told you guys I had been doing some sewing. I’ve been needing a house robe for quite a while. You know, when kids get up in the middle of the night, when you have house guests, when you cook breakfast in a house with no blinds, it’s probably better to not run around in your skivvies.
This is from Burda December 2008. I made the longer version B. It’s a super easy pattern with only two pieces; five pieces if you count the two belt loops and the belt. I made it out of a piece of toasty wool. I bought this roll end of of Patagonia a few years back. I also made a Jalie top (I’m working on the picture links) out of this fabric. It’s toasty warm. One side is wool and the other side is a poly-blend. I put the wool on the inside so I’d always be warm.
I didn’t add a facing to the lapels because I like the raw edge of the fabric. I did go around and staystitch the entire robe so it would never fray. You can barely see it from the inside (grey striped side) and not at all from the brown side.