Pattern Description: This is a kimono style wrap. The pattern is in the "Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft". It is a diagram of squares and rectangles showing the dimensions of each piece. You then draw out your pattern and use it as a regular pattern. cabana coat Pattern Sizing: It doesn't say a size but it is about a medium/large mens size. (The pattern is intended for men.)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, only mine is cuter!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy. Most sewers with experience may not even need the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how simple it is because it makes it easier to change the style and shape of each piece.
Fabric Used: Pink polyester knit!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 2 inches to the front band to make it wider so that I could fold it like a collar. I also added a seam near the bottom because my fabric was short, and I needed to add a bit of length. I put a gusset in the arm pit for comfort. To make a gusset; hold your arm up in front of the mirror and measure across your arm pit. This measurment should be the distance across opposite corners of a square gusset; add seam allowances. Mine is a square 4X4 inches including seam allowance. gusset
and I added belt loops, (3X4 inch rectangle sewn into a tube, pressed and stiched on) none are on the pattern. belt loop Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again, I looked forever before I found a robe to fit me, last time, that was in my price range. I could go to town buy the materials and and sew one up in less time and money than it would take to shop for one. It was really easy, even with the added gusset.
Conclusion: My other robe is thick and fuzzy and not for hot summer mornings. This one will work great and the fabric was free!